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Title: Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of the first uranium metallocene 1,2 bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene complexes.

Two new uranium metallacyclopropenes, (C 5Me 4R) 2U(η 2-Ph 2PC=CPPh 2) (R = Me, Et) were prepared by reducing the corresponding (C 5Me 4R) 2UCl 2 complexes with KC 8 in the presence of 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene (Ph 2P–C≡C–PPh 2). Both compounds were fully characterized by a combination of elemental analysis and multinuclear NMR, UV–visible–NIR, and IR spectroscopies. Differences in the electronic spectra of these novel compounds and the known (C 5Me 5) 2U(η 2-Me 3SiC=CSiMe 3) are discussed. Finally, also presented is the solid-state structure of (C 5Me 4Et) 2U(η 2-Ph 2PC=CPPh 2), which reveals significant distortions of the coordinated 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene (Ph 2P–C≡C–PPh 2) ligand.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-31363
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1693
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Inorganica Chimica Acta
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Inorganica Chimica Acta; Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Uranium; Phosphorous; Metallacyclopropene; Electronic Spectroscopy; X-ray Crystallography
OSTI Identifier:
1454999