Neptunium and plutonium complexes with a sterically encumbered triamidoamine (TREN) scaffold

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  • External authors:
  • Jessie L. Brown
  • Andrew J. Gaunt
  • David King
  • Sean D. Reilly
  • Brian L. Scott
  • Ashley Wooles


The syntheses and characterisation of isostructural neptunium(IV) and plutonium(IV) complexes [AnIV(TRENTIPS)(Cl)] [An = Np, Pu; TRENTIPS = {N(CH2CH2NSiPri3)3}3−] are reported, along with the demonstration that they are likely reduced to the corresponding neptunium(III) and plutonium(III) products [AnIII(TRENTIPS)]; this chemistry provides new platforms from which to target a plethora of unprecedented molecular functionalities in transuranic chemistry and the neptunium(IV) molecule is the first structurally characterised neptunium(IV)–amide complex.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5428-5431
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date11 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2016

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