Crystal Structure of the La3+ Sandwich Complex Based on 8-membered Macrocyclic Siloxanolate Ligands
Russian Chemical Bulletin
The product of the reaction between anhydrous lanthanum trichloride and potassium vinylsiloxanolate, K5[VinSiO2]8La4(μ4-OH)[O2SiVin]8 · 5n-BuOH·2H2O has been studied by X-ray diffraction. The compound is a «sandwich»-type complex where macrocyclic vinyloctasiloxanolate ligands with regularcis-configuration have co-axial and antiparallel orientation. These ligands coordinate a planar «cationic layer» formed by four La3+ ions and stabilized by an additional μ4-OH− bridge ligand. A three-dimensional cage structure of complex lanthansiloxanolate pentaanions linked through the coordinated K+ counter-ions is formed in the crystal studied.