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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract A coordination study of Lu(III) has been carried out for the nitrate and perchlorate salts in aqueous mixtures of acetone-d6 and Freon-12 by1H,15N and35Cl NMR spectroscopy. At temperatures lower than −90°C, proton and ligand exchange are slow enough to permit the direct observation of1H resonance signals for coordinated and free water molecules, leading to an accurate measure of the Lu(III) hydration number. In perchlorate solution, in the absence of inner-shell ion-pairing, Lu(III) exhibits a maximum coordination number of six over the allowable concentration range of study, contrasting markedly with the report of values of six to nine or greater as determined by a similar NMR method. The absence of contact ion-pairing was confirmed by35Cl NMR chemical shift and linewidth measurements. Extensive ion-pairing was observed in the nitrate solutions as reflected by the lower Lu(III) hydration numbers of two to three in these systems, the observation of two coordinated water signals, and15N NMR signals for two complexes. The1H and15N NMR spectra and the hydration number could be accounted for by the presence of (H2O)4Lu(NO3)2+ and (H2O)2Lu(NO3) 2 1+ .
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