Crystal structure of bis(η5-cyclopenta-dienyl)(2, 3-diethylbutane-1, 4-diyl)-hafnium(IV)

Vladimir V. Burlakov, Wolfgang Baumann, Perdita Arndt, Anke Spannenberg, Uwe Rosenthal, H. Ishida

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The title compound, [Hf(C5H5)2(C8H16)], proves a structural motif of hafnacyclopentane besides the coordination of two cyclopentadienyl ligands in an η5-fashion. The hafnacyclopentane ring has a twist conformation and is substituted by two ethyl groups in the β,β′ -positions, which are trans orientated to each other. One cyclopentadienyl ring and one ethyl group are each disordered over two positions with site-occupancy ratios of 0.679 (15):0.321 (15) and 0.702 (18): 0.298 (18), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m7
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Crystal structure
  • Five-membered metallacycle
  • Hafnocene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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