Synthesis and properties of a fifteen-coordinate complex: The thorium aminodiboranate [Th(H3BNMe2BH3)4]

Scott R. Daly, Paula M.B. Piccoli, Arthur J. Schultz, Tanya K. Todorova, Laura Gagliardi, Gregory S. Girolami

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Playing with a full deck: Single-crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction data show that the Th center in the title complex 1 (see structure; Th orange, B beige, N purple, C black, H blue) forms bonds with 15 H atoms, thus making 1 the first crystallographically characterized example of a complex with a Werner coordination number of fifteen. DFT calculations suggest that 1 adopts the fully symmetric 16-coordinate structure in the gas phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3379-3381
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2010

Keywords

  • Actinides
  • Boron
  • Coordination numbers
  • Density functional calculations
  • Neutron diffraction

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