Actinide cyanometallates

Branson A Maynard, Kelly S Lynn, Richard E Sykora, Anne Gorden

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Simple salts of the tetracyanoplatinate (TCP) anions with the general formula M[Pt(CN)4] x ·H2O have been described for over 200 years. A major structural feature of these compounds are pseudo one dimensional Pt···Pt interactions between the square planar tetracyanoplatinate anions. These interactions form quasi one-dimensional chains in the solid state and are believed to be the source of their unique spectroscopic and emission properties. The lanthanides offer the ability to tune the Pt···Pt spacing of these pseudo one dimensional chains, predictably by taking advantage of the lanthanide contraction. Here, we describe the emission and structural characteristics of new actinide tetracyanometallates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453--457
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
StatePublished - 2013

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