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[(THF)3Sm(SePh)2Zn(SePh)2]n decomposes to give a variety of products, including [(THF)8Sm4Se(SePh)8](2+)[Zn8Se(SePh)16](2-), an ionic cluster that can also be prepared in more than 60% yield by stoichiometric addition of Se to a mixture of Sm(SePh)3 and Zn(SePh)2. The isostructural Nd compound [(THF)8Nd4Se(SePh)8](2+)[Zn8Se(SePh)16](2-) was also prepared by(More)
Heterometallic clusters containing lanthanides and the group 12 metals can be isolated as crystalline compounds in high yields. These products [(py)8Ln4M2Se6(SePh)4 (Ln = Er, Yb, Lu; M = Cd, Hg)] adopt a double cubane structure with the covalent M occupying an opposing pair of external metal sites. Both Er/M compounds are strongly emissive materials, with(More)
The near-infrared luminescence properties of the nanoscale erbium ceramic cluster (THF) 14 Er 10 S 6-Se 12 I 6 (Er10, where THF) tetrahydrofuran) and the molecular erbium thiolate (DME) 2 Er(SC 6 F 5) 3 (Er1, where DME) 1,2-dimethoxyethane) were studied by optical absorption, photoluminescence, and vibrational spectroscopy. The calculated radiative decay(More)
Lanthanide metals reduce mixtures of azobenzene and PhEEPh (E = Se or Te) in pyridine to give the bimetallic compounds [(py)2Ln(EPh)(PhNNPh)]2 (E = Se, Ln = Ho (1), Er (2), Tm (3), Yb (4); E = Te, Ln = Ho (5), Er (6), Tm (7), Yb (8)). The structures of [(py)2Er(mu-eta 2-eta 2-PhNNPh)(SePh)](2).2py (2) and [(py)2Ho(mu-eta 2-eta 2-PhNNPh)(TePh)](2).2py (5)(More)
"Er(SePh)(2.5)I(0.5)" reacts with elemental S to give (THF)10Er6S6I6, a double cubane cluster with one face of the Er4S4 cube capped by an additional Er2S2. Reactions with a mixture of elemental S/Se results in the formation of (THF)14Er10S6(Se2)6I6, a cluster composed of an Er6S6 double cubane core, with two "Er2(Se2)3" units condensed onto opposing(More)
Reactions of "LnI(x)(SePh)(3-x)" (Ln = Dy, Ho) with elemental S/Se give (THF)14Ln10S6(Se2)6I6. The compounds are composed of a Ln6S6 double cubane core, with two twisted "Ln2(SeSe)3" units condensed onto opposing rectangular sides of the Ln6S6 fragment. This deposition of Ln2Se6 totally encapsulates the two central Ln's with chalcogen atoms (four S and four(More)
Lanthanides reduce mixtures of I(2) and PhSeSePh in THF, and the resultant heteroligand mixture reacts further with elemental Se in pyridine to give (THF)(6)Ln(4)I(2)(SeSe)(4)(mu(4)-Se).THF (Ln = Tm, Ho, Er, Yb). These selenium rich clusters contain a square array of Ln(III) ions connected through a single (mu(4)-Se) ligand. There are two I(-) ligands(More)
Neodymium tri-iodide reacts with Group 12 metal (M; M = Zn, Cd, Hg) iodides to form heterometallic compounds. These Lewis acidic M cleave Nd-I bonds to give either ionic ([(THF)(5)NdI(2)][MI(3)THF]; M = Zn, Cd) or charge-neutral [(THF)(5)NdI(micro(2)I)HgI(3)] compounds. Differences in structure are interpreted primarily in terms of M-L bond strengths,(More)
Crystalline coordination complexes of Sm(EPh)2 (E = Se, Te) are described. The selenolate compound Sm(SePh)2 is unstable in solution, but a divalent selenolate can be prepared and isolated when precisely 1 equiv of Zn(SePh)2 is present to form heterometallic [(THF)3Sm(mu 2-SePh)3Zn(mu 2-SePh)]n (1). This compound is a 1D coordination polymer with(More)
Reductive cleavage of C6F5SeSeC6F5 with elemental M (M = Cu, In, Sn, Pb) in pyridine results in the formation of (py)4Cu2(SeC6F5)2, (py)2In(SeC6F5)3, (py)2Sn(SeC6F5)2, and (py)2Pb(SeC6F5)2. Each group adopts a unique structure: the Cu(I) compound crystallizes as a dimer with a pair of bridging selenolates, two pyridine ligands coordinating to each Cu(I)(More)