Polysulfide Coordination Clusters of the Lanthanides

Ying Zhao Ma, Sebastian Bestgen, Michael T. Gamer, Sergey N. Konchenko, Peter W. Roesky

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The reaction of [(DippForm)2Ln(thf)2] with an excess of elemental sulfur in toluene resulted in the formation of the trinuclear polysulfide coordination clusters [(DippForm)3Ln3S12] (Ln=Sm, Yb; DippForm=N,N′-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)formamidinate). These are the first f element coordination clusters (LnnSx) with a larger polysulfide unit (n and x>2). The formation of the coordination clusters can be rationalized by the reductive cleavage of S8 with divalent lanthanides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13249-13252
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017


  • coordination clusters
  • lanthanides
  • samarium
  • sulfur
  • ytterbium

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