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Title: Exploiting the Reactivity of Actinide Fluoride Bonds for the Synthesis of a New Class of Bis(azide) Uranium Complexes

The terminal actinide fluoride bonds in (C 5Me 5) 2ThF 2(py) (py = pyridine) and (C 5Me 5) 2UF 2(O=PR 3) (R = Me, Ph) react with two equivalents of Me 3SiN 3 in toluene to form the polymeric thorium bis(azide), [(C 5Me 5) 2Th(N 3)2] , and a new class of monometallic uranium bis(azide) complexes, (C 5Me 5) 2U(N 3)2(O=PR 3), respectively. Full characterization of the novel complexes (C 5Me 5) 2ThF 2(py) and (C 5Me 5) 2UF 2(O=PR 3) are reported, including the solid-state structures of (C 5Me 5) 2ThF 2(py) and (C 5Me 5) 2U(N 3) 2(O=PPh 3). Lastly, electronic absorption spectral data are also reported for (C 5Me 5) 2AnF 2(py) (An = Th, U) and (C 5Me 5) 2U(N 3) 2(O=PR 3) to confirm metal oxidation state and enable elucidation of the fluoride and azide ligand bonding in these complexes.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28097
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-328X; TRN: US1800386
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-328X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Thorium; Uranium; Fluoride; Azide; Electronic absorption spectroscopy; X-ray crystallography
OSTI Identifier:
1412873