New bulky allyl complexes of lanthanide metals: Role of alkali-metal cations in controlling solid-state and solution assemblies in precatalysts

Timothy J. Woodman, Mark Schormann, David L. Hughes, Manfred Bochmann

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The reaction of the bulky allyl anion [1,3-C3H3(SiMe3)2]- with SmI2(THF)2 gives the allyl-bridged dimer [Sm(C3H3(SiMe3)2)3{µ-K(THF)2}]2, the first structurally authenticated Sm(II) allyl complex. The compound is a highly effective single-component catalyst for the polymerization of methyl methacrylate and e-caprolactone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3028-3030
Number of pages3
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2003

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