Linear finite "mers" - Homoleptic polynuclear heavy alkaline earth metal pyrazolates

Julia Hitzbleck, Glen B. Deacon, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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The bigger the better: Increasing metal size seems to be the determining factor in the formation of an unprecedented series of homoleptic linear pyrazolates of the heavy alkaline-earth metals (Ca, Sr, Ba, see picture, Ba = green, N = blue, C = black), with the formation of trinuclear calcium, tetranuclear strontium, and hexanuclear barium derivatives. The linear oligomers display a noteworthy array of metal-ligand bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5218-5220
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 4 2004


  • Alkaline-earth metals
  • Coordination modes
  • N ligands
  • Solvolysis
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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