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Organometallic actinides

Now U=C it

A terminal uranium–carbon multiple bond has long been sought-after in actinide chemistry. Now, a complex featuring a dianionic carbon atom as part of a multidentate ligand brings actinide carbenes a little nearer.

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Figure 1: Uranium carbene chemistry.


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