Reduction of a Cerium(III) Siloxide Complex To Afford a Quadruple-Decker Arene-Bridged Cerium(II) Sandwich.

@article{Kelly2017ReductionOA,
  title={Reduction of a Cerium(III) Siloxide Complex To Afford a Quadruple-Decker Arene-Bridged Cerium(II) Sandwich.},
  author={Rory P. Kelly and Laurent Maron and Rosario Scopelliti and Marinella Mazzanti},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2017},
  volume={56 49},
  pages={15663-15666}
}
Organometallic multi-decker sandwich complexes containing f-elements remain rare, despite their attractive magnetic and electronic properties. The reduction of the CeIII siloxide complex, [KCeL4 ] (1; L=OSi(OtBu)3 ), with excess potassium in a THF/toluene mixture afforded a quadruple-decker arene-bridged complex, [K(2.2.2-crypt)]2 [{(KL3 Ce)(μ-η6 :η6 -C7 H8… CONTINUE READING