An Actinide Zintl Cluster: A Tris(triamidouranium)μ3-η2:η2:η2-Heptaphosphanortricyclane and Its Diverse Synthetic Utility

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  • Dipti Patel
  • William Lewis
  • Alexander J. Blake


A diuranium(V) arene complex reductively cleaves P4 to give a triuranium heptaphosphanortricyclane cluster (see picture; Ugreen, Ppurple, Nblue, Siorange). This cluster is the first example of a molecular actinide [P7] Zintl complex and the first example of uranium-promoted catenation of P4. This complex undergoes a wide range of reactions under mild conditions to afford liberated P7R3 phosphanortricyclanes. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13334-13337
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2013

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