Journal article

Ligand assisted cleavage of uranium oxo-clusters

Dibenzoylmethanate replaces the bridging triflate ligands in uranium triflate polyoxo-clusters and cleaves the U12O20 core yielding the new [U6O4(OH)4(η-dbm) 12] dibenzoylmethanate (dbm-) cluster which slowly dissociates into a monomeric complex. This reactivity demonstrates the importance of bridging ligands in stabilizing uranium polyoxo-clusters. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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