The first neutral homoleptic lanthanoid pyrazolates, including the mixed oxidation state species [Yb2(Bu(t)2pZ)5] (Bu(t)2pz = 3,5-di-tert-butylpyrazolate), from a simple new synthesis of pyrazolate complexes

Glen B. Deacon, Alex Gitlits, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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Reaction of 3,5-di-tert-butylpyrazole (Bu(t)2pzH) with lanthanoid metals and mercury at 220°C in the absence of an added solvent yields [Ln(Bu(t)2pz)3] (Ln = Nd, Sm), [Eu-(Bu(t)2pz)2] and [Yb2(Bu(t)2pz)5], which is a mixed oxidation state complex with the structural arrangement [(η2-Bu(t)2pz)Yb(I)I(μ-η22-Bu(t)2pz)2Yb(I)II(η2-Bu(t)2pz)2].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1214
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 1999

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