Serendipitous deprotonation of bis(iminophosphoranyl)methanide Nd(iii) complexes afforded the first alkyl-carbene neodymium complex. Due to the presence of structurally similar methanide and methandiide fragments, this complex features, as evidenced by X-ray crystallographic analysis, Nd-C single and multiple bonds.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||26 Oct 2009|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|