Rare Earth-Silyl ate-Complexes Opening a Door to Selective Manipulations

Alexander Pöcheim, Christoph Marschner*, Judith Baumgartner*

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The reactions of a number of rare-earth (RE) trichlorides and an oligosilanylene diide containing a siloxane unit in the backbone in DME are described. The formed products of the type [(DME)4·K][(DME)·RE(Cl)2{Si(SiMe3)2SiMe2}2O] (RE = Y, La, Ce, Pr, Sm, Tb, Dy, and Er) are disilylated dichloro metalate complexes and include the first examples of Si-La and Si-Pr compounds as well as the first structurally characterized example of a Si-Dy complex. A most intriguing aspect of the synthesis of these complexes is that they offer entry into a systematic study of the still largely unexplored field of silyl RE complexes by the possibility of ligand exchange reactions under preservation of the Si-RE interaction. This was demonstrated by the conversion of [(DME)4·K][(DME)·RE(Cl)2{Si(SiMe3)2SiMe2}2O] to [(DME)4·K][Cp2Y{Si(SiMe3)2SiMe2}2O].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8218-8226
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number11
Early online date25 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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