Dinitrogen reduction via photochemical activation of heteroleptic tris(cyclopentadienyl) rare-earth complexes

Megan E. Fieser, Jefferson E. Bates, Joseph W. Ziller, Filipp Furche, William J. Evans

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations

Abstract

Dinitrogen can be reduced by photochemical activation of the Ln 3+ mixed-ligand tris(cyclopentadienyl) rare-earth complexes (η5-C5Me5)3-x(C 5Me4H)xLn (Ln = Y, Lu, Dy; x = 1, 2). [(C 5Me4R)2Ln]2(μ-η2: η2-N2) products (R = H, Me) are formed in reactions in which N2 is reduced to (Nî - N)2- and (C 5Me4H)- is oxidized to (C5Me 4H)2. Density functional theory indicates that this unusual example of rare-earth photochemistry can be rationalized by absorptions involving the (η3-C5Me4H)- ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3804-3807
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Dinitrogen reduction via photochemical activation of heteroleptic tris(cyclopentadienyl) rare-earth complexes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this