Elizabeth Montalvo

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The U4+ mixed alkyl hydride complex (C5Me5)U[mu-C5Me3(CH2)2](mu-H)2U(C5Me5)2, 1, which contains a cyclopentadienyl ligand with two metalated methylene substituents, can effect four, six, and eight-electron reductions in which the combination of the two H1- ligands and the [C5Me3(CH2)2]3- moiety delivers four electrons and forms (C5Me5)1-. The reaction is(More)
The utility of the 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidinato ligand, (hpp)(-), in uranium chemistry has been probed by synthesizing metallocene complexes and studying their reactivity. (C(5)Me(5))(2)UMe(2) reacts with 1 equiv of Hhpp to form (C(5)Me(5))(2)(hpp)UMe, 1, which does not react further with Hhpp. (C(5)Me(5))(2)UCl(2) reacts with Khpp(More)
Reaction of the lanthanide metallocene allyl complexes, (C(5)Me(5))(2)Ln(eta(3)-CH(2)CHCH(2))(THF) (Ln = Ce, Sm, Y) with 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidine, Hhpp, forms a series of metallocene complexes, (C(5)Me(5))(2)Ln(hpp) (Ln = Ce, Sm, Y) in which the (hpp)(1-) anion coordinates as a terminal bidentate ligand. Isomorphous structures were(More)
The reaction of [(C5Me5)2Ln][(mu-Ph)2BPh2] complexes with the lithium salt of (trimethylsilyl)diazomethane, Li[Me3SiCN2], gave products formulated as the dimeric isocyanotrimethylsilyl amide complexes {(C5Me5)2Ln[mu-N(SiMe3)NC]}2 (Ln = Sm, 1; La, 2). Reactions of (C5Me5)2Sm and [(C5Me5)2Sm(mu-H)]2 with Me3SiCHN2 also form 1. Complexes 1 and 2 react with(More)
Inorganic solids are an important class of catalysts that often derive their activity from sparse active sites that are structurally distinct from the inactive bulk. Rationally optimizing activity is therefore beholden to the challenges in studying these active sites in molecular detail. Here, we report a molecule that mimics the structure of the proposed(More)
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