Syntheses of organoytterbium(III) compounds by oxidation of dicyclopentadienylytterbium(II). Crystal structure of [η-C5H5)2Yb(O2CC6F5)]2

G. B. Deacon, G. D. Fallon, Peter MacKinnon, R. H. Newnham, G. N. Pain, T. D. Tuong, D. L. Wilkinson

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Organoytterbium(III) complexes [(η-C5H5)2)YbX] (X = O2CMe, O2CC6F5, O2CC5H4N, Cl, Br, I, CCPh, C6F5, (MeCO)2CH, (PhCO)2CH) have been synthesized in high yield from [η-C5H5)2]Yb(MeOCH2)2] and the corresponding HgX2, TlX, AgX2 or CuX species. An X-ray diffraction study of the pentafluorobenzoate has shown it to be dimeric, with a somewhat unsymmetrical bridging carboxylate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 1984

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