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Convenient Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of (C5Me5)U(CH2C6H5)3:  A Simple Strategy for the Preparation of Monopentamethylcyclopentadienyl Uranium(IV) Complexes

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posted on 27.11.2002, 00:00 by Jaqueline L. Kiplinger, David E. Morris, Brian L. Scott, Carol J. Burns
A high-yield one-pot synthesis of (C5Me5)U(CH2C6H5)3 has been developed and applied to the synthesis of a new organouranium complex possessing a (pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)bis(cyclopentadienyl) ligand framework, (C5Me5)(C5H5)2U(CH2C6H5). Both complexes have been structurally characterized. We also report herein an improved and safer synthesis for the popular uranium starting material UCl4.