Synthesis, structure and photophysical properties of [UO2X2(O=PPh3)2] (X = Cl, Br, I).

@article{Hashem2014SynthesisSA,
  title={Synthesis, structure and photophysical properties of [UO2X2(O=PPh3)2] (X = Cl, Br, I).},
  author={Emtithal Hashem and Thomas McCabe and Carola Schulzke and Robert J Baker},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={1125-31}
}
The synthesis of a series of uranyl compounds via oxidation of [Li(THF)4][UX5(THF)] (X = Cl, Br, I) in the presence of Ph3P=O is described. The solid state structures of [Li(O=PPh3)(MeCN)2]2[UO2Cl4], [UO2Br2(O=PPh3)2] and [Li(O=PPh3)4][I3], formed as a by-product from the oxidation of [Li(THF)4][UI5(THF)], is reported. The electronic absorption spectra and photoluminescence spectra of [UO2X2(O=PPh3)2] (X = Cl, Br, I) have been measured and no significant changes in the position of the emission… CONTINUE READING