Structure of chlorotris(1,2,4,5,6,7-hexamethylindenyl)uranium(IV)
Molecular and crystal structures of a number of organouranium or organothorium complexes of the indenyl ligand have been reported. In these compounds the indenyl rings are sigma-linked to the actinide atom through C atoms of the five-membered-ring portion. In the tetrahedral trisindenyl derivatives, An-C distances suggest a trihapto covalent mode of bonding of the indenyl rings. The title compound is the first ever observed where the uranium(IV) is monohapto sigma-bonded to the indenyl rings and exhibits a regular tetrahedral coordination polyhedron. Its characterisation and structure analysis by single-crystal X-ray diffraction are reported here.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Acta Crystallographica C (1992) No. 48, pp. 1221-1223
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