Synthesis and structural characterization of functionalized organolanthanide complexes [( η5-C5H4PPh2)2Ln( DIME) ] ( Ln = Eu, Yb) ( DIME = diethylene glycol dimethyl ether)

Guanyang Lin, Wing Tak Wong

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The reaction of [(diphenylphosphino)cyclopentadienyl]thallium [Tl(C5H4PPh2)] with metallic europium or ytterbium powder in THF (tetrahydrofuran) at 60°C in the presence of metallic mercury, followed by crystallization from a mixture of dimethoxyethane and diethylene glycol dimethyl ether (DIME) (10: 1), afforded [(η5-C5H4PPh2)2Eu(DIME)] 1 and [(η5-C5H4PPh2)2Yb(DIME)] 2 respectively. Crystal and molecular structures of 1 and 2 have been determined by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • (Diphenylphosphino)cyclopentadienyl
  • Cyclopentadienyl
  • Diethylene glycol dimethyl ether
  • Europium
  • Structure
  • Thallium
  • Ytterbium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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