Organolanthanoids. XIII. Bis(pentadeuterocyclopentadienyl)ytterbium(II)

G. B. Deacon, D. L. Wilkinson, Rebecca Lindsay Davis

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The complex (C5D5)2Yb(dme) (dme = 1,2- dimethoxyethane) has been prepared by reaction of Tl(C5D5) with ytterbium metal in dme and is isostructural with (C5H5)2Yb(dme). Thermal desolvation under vacuum yields (C5D5)2Yb, for which essentially identical high resolution neutron powder diffraction data were obtained at 294 K and 77 K, but the structure could not be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1988

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