Advancing our understanding of the minor actinides (Am, Cm) versus lanthanides is key for developing advanced nuclear-fuel cycles. Herein, we describe the preparation of (NBu4)Am[S2P(tBu2C12H6)]4and two isomorphous lanthanide complexes, namely one with a similar ionic radius (i.e., NdIII) and an isoelectronic one (EuIII). The results include the first measurement of an Am−S bond length, with a mean value of 2.921(9) Å, by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Comparison with the EuIIIand NdIIIcomplexes revealed subtle electronic differences between the complexes of AmIIIand the lanthanides.
- X-ray diffraction
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