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Title: Homoleptic Trivalent Tris(alkyl) Rare Earth Compounds

Homoleptic tris(alkyl) rare earth complexes Ln{C(SiHMe 2) 3} 3 (Ln = La, 1a; Ce, 1b; Pr, 1c; Nd, 1d) are synthesized in high yield from LnI 3THF n and 3 equiv of KC(SiHMe 2) 3. X-ray diffraction studies reveal 1a–d are isostructural, pseudo-C 3-symmetric molecules that contain two secondary Ln←HSi interactions per alkyl ligand (six total). Spectroscopic assignments are supported by comparison with Ln{C(SiDMe 2) 3} 3 and DFT calculations. Here, the Ln←HSi and terminal SiH exchange rapidly on the NMR time scale at room temperature, but the two motifs are resolved at low temperature. Variable-temperature NMR studies provide activation parameters for the exchange process in 1a (ΔH = 8.2(4) kcal·mol –1; ΔS = –1(2) cal·mol –1K –1) and 1a-d 9 (ΔH = 7.7(3) kcal·mol –1; ΔS = –4(2) cal·mol –1K –1). Comparisons of lineshapes, rate constants (kH/kD), and slopes of ln(k/T) vs 1/T plots for 1a and 1a-d 9 reveal that an inverse isotope effect dominates at low temperature. DFT calculations identify four low-energy intermediates containing five β-Si–H→Ln and one γ-C–H→Ln. The calculations also suggest the pathway for Ln←HSi/SiH exchange involves rotation of a single C(SiHMe 2) 3 ligand that is coordinated to the Lnmore » center through the Ln–C bond and one secondary interaction. These robust organometallic compounds persist in solution and in the solid state up to 80 °C, providing potential for their use in a range of synthetic applications. For example, reactions of Ln{C(SiHMe 2) 3} 3 and ancillary proligands, such as bis-1,1-(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)ethane (HMeC(Ox Me2) 2) give {MeC(Ox Me2) 2}Ln{C(SiHMe 2) 3} 2, and reactions with disilazanes provide solvent-free lanthanoid tris(disilazides).« less
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [3] ; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  3. Kumbo Petrochemical R&D Center, Daejeon (Republic of Korea)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9441
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863; TRN: US1800290
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 46; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1411958