Rare-earth N,N′-diarylformamidinate complexes

Glen B. Deacon, Md Elius Hossain, Peter C. Junk, Mehdi Salehisaki

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This comprehensive review covers the progress of rare earth chemistry with formamidinate ligands to date. The ligands involved offer varying steric and electronic effects and focus on the N,N′-bis(aryl)formamidinates. Synthetic pathways to divalent, trivalent and tetravalent complexes, their structural aspects, reactivity and potential applications in catalysis are extensively discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-265
Number of pages19
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Formamidinates
  • Lanthanoid(II)
  • Lanthanoid(III)
  • Lanthanoid(IV)
  • Lanthanoids

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