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This paper describes work carried out to analyse the structure of tris(eta(5)-cyclopentadienyl)uranium thiocyanate. A selected specimen of the compound was sealed in a thin-walled glass capillary under an inert atmosphere. The structure was solved by direct methods and refined by full-matrix least-squares minimisation. Results show that the U atom is surrounded by three eta(5)-covalently bonded cyclopentadienyl rings and by one thiocyanate N atom in a distorted tetrahedral configuration. The U-C bond distances are in agreement with values previously reported. These distances do not appear to be influenced by the nature of the basic ligand.

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Authors: SPIRLET M-R, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);REBIZANT J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);APOSTOLIDIS C, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);KANELLAKOPOULOS B, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Acta Crystallographica C, Vol. 49 (1993) pp. 929-931
Record Number: 199410001 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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