Next Article in Journal
Formation of Micro and Mesoporous Amorphous Silica-Based Materials from Single Source Precursors
Next Article in Special Issue
Optical Properties of Heavily Fluorinated Lanthanide Tris β-Diketonate Phosphine Oxide Adducts
Previous Article in Journal
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Inorganics in 2015
Previous Article in Special Issue
Tuning of Hula-Hoop Coordination Geometry in a Dy Dimer
Open AccessArticle

A Structural and Spectroscopic Study of the First Uranyl Selenocyanate, [Et4N]3[UO2(NCSe)5]

School of Chemistry, Trinity College, University of Dublin, 2 Dublin, Ireland
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Stephen Mansell and Steve Liddle
Inorganics 2016, 4(1), 4;
Received: 30 October 2015 / Revised: 27 January 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2016 / Published: 16 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rare Earth and Actinide Complexes)
The first example of a uranyl selenocyanate compound is reported. The compound [Et4N]3[UO2(NCSe)5] has been synthesized and fully characterized by vibrational and multinuclear (1H, 13C{1H} and 77Se{1H}) NMR spectroscopy. The photophysical properties have also been recorded and trends in a series of uranyl pseudohalides discussed. Spectroscopic evidence shows that the U–NCSe bonding is principally ionic. An electrochemical study revealed that the reduced uranyl(V) species is unstable to disproportionation and a ligand based oxidation is also observed. The structure of [Et4N]4[UO2(NCSe)5][NCSe] is also presented and Se···H–C hydrogen bonding and Se···Se chalcogen–chalcogen interactions are seen. View Full-Text
Keywords: uranyl; structural determination; photophysics uranyl; structural determination; photophysics
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Nuzzo, S.; Browne, M.P.; Twamley, B.; Lyons, M.E.G.; Baker, R.J. A Structural and Spectroscopic Study of the First Uranyl Selenocyanate, [Et4N]3[UO2(NCSe)5]. Inorganics 2016, 4, 4.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop