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Title: Tutorial on the Role of Cyclopentadienyl Ligands in the Discovery of Molecular Complexes of the Rare-Earth and Actinide Metals in New Oxidation States

A fundamental aspect of any element is the range of oxidation states accessible for useful chemistry. This tutorial describes the recent expansion of the number of oxidation states available to the rare-earth and actinide metals in molecular complexes that has resulted through organometallic chemistry involving the cyclopentadienyl ligand. These discoveries demonstrate that the cyclopentadienyl ligand, which has been a key component in the development of organometallic chemistry since the seminal discovery of ferrocene in the 1950s, continues to contribute to the advancement of science. Lastly, we present background information on the rare-earth and actinide elements, as well as the sequence of events that led to these unexpected developments in the oxidation state chemistry of these metals.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1324845
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0004739; CHE-1565776
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Organometallics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 0276-7333
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY