The preparation and crystal structure of bis(cyclopentadienyl)(2,6-diphenylphenoxo)bis(tetrahydrofuran)neodymium(III); an unexpected example of formal nine coordination

G. B. Deacon, S. Nickel, E. R T Tiekink

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Reaction of NdCP3 (CP=cyclopentadienyl) with an equimolar amount of 2,6-diphenylphenol (HOdpp) in tetrahydrofuran (thf) yields the formally ninecoordinate [NdCp2(Odpp)(thf)2]. The crystal structure shows a distorted trigonal bipyramidal arrangement of oxygen donor atoms and cyclopentadienyl ring centroids, with the thf oxygens in the axial positions and a twofold axis along NdOdpp bond. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 1991

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