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30008. Actinide Metal Carbene Complexes: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Erli Lu


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This chapter covers the synthesis, structures and reactivity of actinide metal carbene complexes, which feature formal An=C double bonds, since the first examples of such complexes were reported in 1981. In all examples under ‘‘conventional’’ organometallic synthetic conditions, the carbene ligands are mono- or di-anionic, and the An=C bond is stabilized by at least one P(V), P(III) or As(V) substituent. However, in inert-gas matrices or in endohedral fullerenes, unstabilized An=CR2 (R: H, alkyl), and An=C=An, have been reported.

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Author(s): Lu E

Editor(s): Stephen T. Liddle; David Mills

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: In Press

Book Title: Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV

Year: 2021

Acceptance date: 05/01/2021

Publisher: Elsevier