Axially symmetric U-O-Ln and U-O-U containing molecules from the control of uranyl reduction with simple f-block halides
P. L. Arnold, B. E. Cowie, M. Suvova, M. Zegke, N. Magnani, E. Colineau, J-C Griveau, R. Caciuffo, J. B. Love
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705197
Stuck on U: Simple, tunable reactions between Ln(II) iodides and uranyl salts in pyridine or acetonitrile generate axially symmetric, one-or two-electron reduced, discrete or infinite, oxo-coupled 4f/5f systems, allowing fundamental electronic or magnetic properties to be tuned and studied.