Synthesis and Characterization of Divalent Samarium and Thulium N, N-Dimethylaminodiboranates

Nels T. Anderson, Joseph C. Wright, Gregory S. Girolami

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The syntheses and molecular structures of new SmII and TmII N,N-dimethylaminodiboranate (DMADB) complexes are described. Treating SmI2(THF)2 with Na(H3BNMe2BH3) in THF results in the formation of Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(THF)3 (1), which can be readily converted to Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(DME)2 (DME = 1,2-dimethoxyethane) or Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(diglyme) by exchange with the corresponding ether. We also show that Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(THF)3 can be prepared by reduction of the SmIII compound Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)3(THF) with KC8 and that addition of 18-crown-6 to this reaction mixture results in the formation of the SmII compound Sm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(18-crown-6). In a similar fashion, two new TmII complexes have been synthesized: treatment of TmI2 in THF with Na(H3BNMe2BH3) results in the formation of Tm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(THF)2 and Tm(H3BNMe2BH3)2(THF)3, which form a cocrystal. IR data and elemental analyses are reported for all the new compounds, as are their crystal structures. 1H and 11B NMR data are provided where available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11164-11176
Number of pages13
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 2 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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