Actinide-Transition Metal Bonding in Heterobimetallic Uranium- and Thorium-Molybdenum Paddlewheel Complexes

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  • External authors:
  • Alexander Ayres
  • Markus Zegke
  • Joseph Ostrowski
  • Ashley Wooles


We report the preparation of four heterobimetallic uranium- and thorium-molybdenum paddlewheel complexes. The characterisation data calculations suggest the presence of Mo→An σ-interactions in all cases. These complexes represent unprecedented actinide-group 6 metal-metal bonds, where before heterobimetallic uranium-metal bonds were restricted to group 7-11 metals.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date9 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018