Louis Messerle

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the radiologic attenuation properties of the parent cluster compounds, particularly attenuation as a function of discrete photon energy, before investigating ligand substitutions, which are necessary to improve cluster biocompatibility and to impart desirable physicochemical properties. (More)
Reduction of TaBr(5) with Ga in the presence of KBr in a sealed borosilicate ampule at 400 degrees, followed by aqueous Soxhlet extraction and addition of stannous bromide and hydrobromic acid to the extract, yielded Ta(6)Br(14).8H(2)O in 80-84% yield. The new procedure provides a convenient, low temperature, high yield route to the synthesis of the title(More)
Tungsten hexachloride was reduced by Hg or Bi at moderately low temperatures ( approximately 350 degrees C) to afford good yields (Hg, 73%; Bi, 85%) of W(6)Cl(12) after conversion of the reduction product to the chloro acid (H(3)O)(2)[W(6)(&mgr;(3)-Cl)(8)Cl(6)](OH(2))(x)(), recrystallization, and thermolysis in vacuo. Antimony was a less effective reductant(More)
Reduction of TaCl(5) with either Ga or Ga(2)Cl(4), in the presence of NaCl, in a sealed borosilicate glass ampule at 500 degrees C, followed by aqueous Soxhlet extraction and treatment with SnCl(2) and hydrochloric acid, yielded Ta(6)(mu-Cl)(12)Cl(2)(OH(2))(4).4H(2)O in 92% (Ga) or 96% (Ga(2)Cl(4)) yield. Ga(2)Cl(4), a probable intermediate in the Ga-based(More)
The novel tetrahedral [Bi(5)(dpd)(6) within CH(3)CN](ClO(4))(3).3CH(3)CN (dpd = di-2-pyridyl-gem-diolate) has been synthesized from [Bi(9)(mu(3)-O)(8)(mu(3)-OH)(6)](ClO(4))(5) and di-2-pyridyl ketone. The Bi(5) complex incorporates CH(3)CN via C-HO hydrogen bonding.
The synthesis and characterization of polynuclear lanthanide complexes and tungsten chloride clusters are detailed. The relevance of these complexes to MRI contrast agents, physiological parameter reporting MRI contrast agents, and X-ray computed tomography contrast agents is discussed. Polylanthanides, in particular polygadolinium and polyeuropium(II)(More)
Reduction of the organoditantalum allene complex (eta-C5Me4R)2Ta2(mu-X)X3(mu-eta1,eta3-C3H4) (R = Me (Cp*), Et; X = Cl, Br) with sodium amalgam leads to the propynylidene complex (eta-C5Me4R)2Ta2(mu-H)2X2(mu-HCCCH) by a formal double 1,3-C-H activation of the allene ligand. The solid-state molecular structure contains a planar HCCCH ligand bridging, in(More)
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