The importance of a single methyl group in determining the reaction chemistry of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl cyclooctatetraenyl uranium metallocenes.

@article{Takase2011TheIO,
  title={The importance of a single methyl group in determining the reaction chemistry of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl cyclooctatetraenyl uranium metallocenes.},
  author={Michael K. Takase and Joseph W Ziller and William J Evans},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 17},
  pages={4871-8}
}
The steric factors that allow trivalent [(C(5)Me(5))(3)U] (1) to function as a three-electron reductant with C(8)H(8) to form tetravalent [{(C(5)Me(5))(C(8)H(8))U}(2)(μ-C(8)H(8))] (2) have been explored by examining the synthesis and reactivity of the intermediate, "[(C(5)Me(5))(2)(C(8)H(8))U]" (3), and the slightly less crowded analogues, [(C(5)Me(5))(C(5… CONTINUE READING