Molecular Lanthanoid–Transition-Metal Cluster through C[BOND]H Bond Activation by Polar Metal–Metal Bonds


  • We acknowledge the DFG for financial support (KE 756/21-1 and WA 956/3-1).


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Cp glue: A chiral four-coordinate organolanthanoid complex, which has an unsupported metal–metal bond, reacts to give a lanthanoid–transition-metal cluster with two-electron multicenter metal–metal bonds (see structure). The reaction proceeds through C[BOND]H bond activation by the polar metal–metal bonds and affords a 1,2-dimetallation of one Cp ligand of the metallocene moiety.