Kinetically-Stable Lanthanide Metal Alkyls and Bridging Methyls

  • J. Holton
  • M. F. Lappert
  • D. G. H. Ballard
  • R. Pearce
  • J. L. Atwood
  • W. E. Hunter
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 44)


This paper presents results on three topics concerning synthetic, structural, and chemical studies relating to three new classes of lanthanide metal (M) alkyl: (i) methyl-bridged complexes involving the moiety \({\text{M}}_{\backslash Me/}^{/Me\backslash }AlM{e_2}\) (ii) methyl-bridged complexes involving the unit \({\text{M}}_{\backslash Me/}^{/Me\backslash }M\) and (iii) neutral, [MR3(thf)2], and anionic, [MR4] or [M(CI)R’3], silylmethyl [R = Me3SiCH2, R’ = (Me3Si)2CH] complexes. Topic (iii) is not described herein (but was included in the lecture) (the reader is referred to the paper by J. L. Atwood, W. E. Hunter, R. D. Rogers, J. Holton, J. McMeeking, R. Pearce, and M. F. Lappert, J. C. S. Chem. Comm., 1978, 140). (Also covered in the lecture were results on alkyls of the early transition elements.)


Lanthanide Complex Phosphine Oxide Organometallic Compound Bridge Methyl Aluminium Alkyl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Holton
    • 1
  • M. F. Lappert
    • 1
  • D. G. H. Ballard
    • 2
  • R. Pearce
    • 2
  • J. L. Atwood
    • 3
  • W. E. Hunter
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Molecular SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonGreat Britain
  2. 2.Corporate LaboratoryImperial Chemical Industries Ltd.Runcorn, CheshireUK
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryThe University of AlabamaAlabamaUSA

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