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The First Isolation and Structural Characterization of a Lanthanoid−Imine Azametallacyclopropane Complex, [Yb(η2-Ph2CNPh)(hmpa)3]

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posted on 1996-12-24, 00:00 authored by Yoshikazu Makioka, Yuki Taniguchi, Yuzo Fujiwara, Ken Takaki, Zhaomin Hou, Yasuo Wakatsuki
A dianionic lanthanoid(II)−imine azametallacyclopropane complex, [Yb(η2-Ph2CNPh)(hmpa)3] (hmpa = hexamethylphosphoramide), has been directly synthesized by the reaction of ytterbium metal with N-(diphenylmethylidene)aniline in THF/HMPA and structurally characterized by X-ray analysis.