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Isolation of U(ii) compounds using strong donor ligands, C₅Me₄H and N(SiMe₃)₂, including a three-coordinate U(ii) complex
- Ryan, Austin J., Angadol, Mary A., Ziller, Joseph W., Evans, William J.
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.16 pp. 2325-2327
- ligands, oxidation, uranium
- New examples of uranium in the formal +2 oxidation state have been isolated by reduction of Cpᵗᵉᵗ₃U (Cpᵗᵉᵗ = C₅Me₄H) and U(NR₂)₃ (R = SiMe₃) in the presence of 2.2.2-cryptand (crypt) to produce [K(crypt)][Cpᵗᵉᵗ₃U] and [K(crypt)][U(NR₂)₃], respectively. Both complexes have properties consistent with 5f³6d¹ electron configurations and demonstrate that the U(ii) ion can be isolated with electron donating ligands.