Towards understanding of lanthanide–transition metal bonding: investigations of the first Ce–Fe bonded complex
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The syntheses, structural, and magnetic characterization of three new organometallic Ce complexes stabilized by PyCp22- (PyCp22- = [2,6-(CH2C5H3)2C5H3N]2-) are reported. Complex 1 provides the first example of a crystallographically characterized unsupported Ce-Fe bond in a molecular compound. Results from IR spectroscopy and computational analyses suggest weaker Fe → Ce electron-donation than in a previously reported Dy-Fe bonded species.
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Burns, C. P., Yang, X., Sung, S., Wofford, J. D., Bhuvanesh, N. S., Hall, M. B., & Nippe, M.