Molecular Complex of Tb in the+4 Oxidation State

Lanthanides (Ln) usually occur in the +3, or more recently the +2, oxidation states. The only example of an isolated molecular Ln(4+) so far remains Ce4+. Here we show that the +4 oxidation state is also accessible in a molecular compound of terbium as demonstrated by oxidation of the tetrakis(siloxide)terbium(III) ate complex, [KTb(OSi((OBu)-Bu-t)(3))(4)], 1-Tb, with the tris(4-bromophenyl) amminium oxidant, [N(C6H4Br)(3)] [SbCl6], to afford the Tb4+ complex [Tb(OSi((OBu)-Bu-t)(3))(4)], 2-Tb. The solid state structures of 1-Tb and 2-Tb were determined by X-ray crystallography, and the presence of Tb4+ was unambiguously confirmed by electron paramagnetic resonance and magnetometry. Complex 2-Tb displays a similar voltammogram to the Ce4+ analogue but with redox events that are about 1 V more positive.


Published in:
Journal Of The American Chemical Society, 141, 25, 9827-9831
Year:
Jun 26 2019
Publisher:
Washington, AMER CHEMICAL SOC
ISSN:
0002-7863
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