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A Crystallizable f-Element Tuck-In Complex: The Tuck-in Tuck-over Uranium Metallocene [(C5Me5)U{μ-η511-C5Me3(CH2)2}(μ-H)2U(C5Me5)2]


  • We thank the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy for support.


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Long sought structural data on an f-element tuck-in complex have been obtained for the title compound 1 that contains the first example of both tuck-in and tuck-over bonding in a ligand derived from C5Me5 by metalation (see scheme).