Baisch, Ulrich; Pagano, Sandro; Zeuner, Martin; Schmedt auf der Günne, Jörn; Oeckler, Oliver; Schnick, Wolfgang (2006): Synthesis, Structure, and Dynamics of Tris(η5-cyclopentadienyl)lanthanides and Bis(η5-cyclopentadienyl)[bis(trimethylsilyl)amido]cerium(III). In: Organometallics, Vol. 25, Nr. 12: S. 3027-3033




The crystal structures of tris(η5-cyclopentadienyl)lanthanides (Ln = Ce, Dy, Ho) have been determined using different X-ray diffraction methods. Cp3Ce and Cp3Ho (Cp = cyclopentadienyl) crystal data needed special solution and refinement methods, due to the occurrence of intrinsic twinning in these species. Our results do not agree with the previously published cell constants of Cp3Ho. The space group and unit cell parameters of Cp3Dy have been derived from powder diffraction experiments. High-resolution 13C solid-state NMR data of Cp3La are presented, giving evidence of the dynamics and bonding situation of the Cp ligands. Cp3Ce turned out to be a reactive reagent for the synthesis of bis(η5-cyclopentadienyl)[bis(trimethylsilyl)amido]cerium(III).