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New frontiers in the synthesis and structures of rare earth metal-organic complexes

posted on 2019-02-05, 21:33 authored by Zhifang Guo
This thesis develops three new synthetic routes for highly reactive lanthanoid metal-organic complexes, including synthesis of lanthanoid metal-organic complexes I) by redox transmetallation protolysis (RTP) reactions of Ln metals utilising pentafluorophenylsilver; II) by RTP reactions of Ln metals utilising trispentafluorophenylbismuth; III) by the direct reaction of Ln metals with iodine and a proligand. Below is an overview of each chapter of original research (chapter 2 to 5). A number of lanthanoid pyrazolates and formamidinates were obtained by the new methods and their structures were determined.


Principal supervisor

Glen Berenger Deacon

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science

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