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Title: Ca(BH 4) 2 as a simple tool for the preparation of thorium and uranium metallocene borohydride complexes: First synthesis and crystal structure of (C 5Me 5) 2Th(η 3-H 3BH) 2

Here, calcium borohydride allows for the high-yielding synthesis of (C 5Me 5)2An(η 3-H 3BH) 2 (An = Th, U) by reaction with (C 5Me 5) 2AnCl 2 (An = Th, U). While a preparative synthesis of (C 5Me 5) 2U(η 3-H 3BH) 2 has been previously reported in the literature using K(C 5Me 5) and U(BH 4) 4, the use of Ca(BH 4) 2 is higher yielding and mild. Full characterization of the novel compound (C 5Me 5) 2Th(η 3-H 3BH) 2 is presented.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20498
Journal ID: ISSN 1387-7003
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Inorganic Chemistry Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1387-7003
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; borohydride; thorium; uranium; pentamethylcylopentadienyl; X-ray crystallography
OSTI Identifier:
1351990
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1396374