Cubic and doubly-fused cubic samarium clusters from Sm(ii)-mediated reduction of organic azides and azobenzenes

Cheng Ling Pan, Wan Chen, Shengqun Su, Yu Song Pan, Jing Wang

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Abstract

A polynuclear samarium imido complex [(L)Sm43- NSiMe3)4] (2) featuring a cubane-like cluster has been synthesized from the reaction of an organic azide and a samarium(ii) complex [(L)SmI2Li2(THF)(Et2O)2] (1). In addition, this divalent samarium starting material (1) reacts with azobenzene to give the first example of a well-defined doubly-fused cubic imido-cluster [(L)Sm63-NPh)44-NPh) 2I2(THF)2] (4) in addition to a major cubic complex [(L)Sm43-NPh)4] (3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7941-7945
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume40
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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