Pentagonal-bipyramidal acetonitrile complexes of the lanthanide(II) iodides

Mariusz Kubus*, Laura Voigt, Kasper Steen Pedersen

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We report a simple synthesis and the structural characterization of a small, isostructural series of distorted pentagonal-bipyramidal LnI2(CH3CN)5 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Yb) complexes. These complexes could be employed as versatile, labile starting materials in Ln(II) chemistry when the presence of oxygen-containing ligands is undesired.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107819
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Divalent lanthanides
  • Iodides
  • Acetonitrile
  • Magnetic properties

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