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Title: The lanthanide contraction beyond coordination chemistry

Abstract

Lanthanide chemistry is dominated by the ‘lanthanide contraction’, which is conceptualized traditionally through coordination chemistry. Here we break this mold, presenting evidence that the lanthanide contraction manifests outside of the coordination sphere, influencing weak interactions between groups of molecules that drive mesoscale-assembly and emergent behavior in an amphiphile solution. Furthermore, changes in these weak interactions correlate with differences in lanthanide ion transport properties, suggesting new forces to leverage rare earth separation and refining. Our results show that the lanthanide contraction paradigm extends beyond the coordination sphere, influencing structure and properties usually associated with soft matter science.

Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1350689
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1401661
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; FG02-08ER46539
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; atomistic simulation; coordination; lanthanide contraction; mesoscale interactions; small-angle X-ray scattering

Citation Formats

Ferru, Geoffroy, Reinhart, Benjamin, Bera, Mrinal K., Olvera de la Cruz, Monica, Qiao, Baofu, and Ellis, Ross J. The lanthanide contraction beyond coordination chemistry. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/chem.201601032.
Ferru, Geoffroy, Reinhart, Benjamin, Bera, Mrinal K., Olvera de la Cruz, Monica, Qiao, Baofu, & Ellis, Ross J. The lanthanide contraction beyond coordination chemistry. United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201601032.
Ferru, Geoffroy, Reinhart, Benjamin, Bera, Mrinal K., Olvera de la Cruz, Monica, Qiao, Baofu, and Ellis, Ross J. Wed . "The lanthanide contraction beyond coordination chemistry". United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201601032. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350689.
@article{osti_1350689,
title = {The lanthanide contraction beyond coordination chemistry},
author = {Ferru, Geoffroy and Reinhart, Benjamin and Bera, Mrinal K. and Olvera de la Cruz, Monica and Qiao, Baofu and Ellis, Ross J.},
abstractNote = {Lanthanide chemistry is dominated by the ‘lanthanide contraction’, which is conceptualized traditionally through coordination chemistry. Here we break this mold, presenting evidence that the lanthanide contraction manifests outside of the coordination sphere, influencing weak interactions between groups of molecules that drive mesoscale-assembly and emergent behavior in an amphiphile solution. Furthermore, changes in these weak interactions correlate with differences in lanthanide ion transport properties, suggesting new forces to leverage rare earth separation and refining. Our results show that the lanthanide contraction paradigm extends beyond the coordination sphere, influencing structure and properties usually associated with soft matter science.},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201601032},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
issn = {0947-6539},
number = 20,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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