Synthesis and Reduction Potentials of Lanthanide Fluoroalkoxides

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Kobelenz, Ian
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2020-05-09
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Undergraduate research. , Undergraduate thesis. , Metals, rare earth.
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The syntheses and reduction potentials of the lanthanide fluoroalkoxides [K][La(OC4F9)4(THF)2] and [K][La(pinF)2(THF)3] (Ln = La3+, Sm3+, Ce3+; HOC4F9 = perfluorotertbutanol; pinF = perfluoropinacol) are presented. A preliminary investigation of the influence of fluorinated ligand environments on redox behaviors of lanthanides was pursued. Both complexes were synthesized by a Brønsted–Lowry acid-base reaction from an Ln[N(SiMe-3)2]3(THF)n precursor. Air-free cyclic voltammetry with a ferrocene/ferrocenium internal reference and single-crystal X-ray diffractometry were employed to characterize the reductive potentials and structural information for these materials.
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 21).
21 leaves.
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Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.)
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