A thermally robust di-n-butyl thorium complex with an unstable dimethyl analogue Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Methyl and n-butyl thorium complexes of a rigid 2,6-bis(anilidomethyl)pyridine ligand have been prepared; the n-butyl complex is thermally stable, even at 60 degrees C, while the methyl complexes exhibit a high tendency to eliminate methane via sigma-bond metathesis.

publication date

  • 2010