Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract A study of lanthanide complexation with isothiocyanate is underway using a multinuclear magnetic resonance technique. For isothiocyanate solutions in water–acetone–Freon mixtures at low temperature, −85–−125°C, ligand exchange is slow enough to permit the observation of 13C and 15N NMR signals for coordinated and free anions. For the Ce3+–NCS− system, four coordinated anion signals, displaced from the free anion signal by about +450 to +550 ppm for 15N and +50 to +80 ppm for 13C, are observed. The 13C and 15N spectral data are complementary, showing a signal area concentration dependence and measured coordination numbers consistent with the formation of Ce(NCS)2+ through Ce(NCS)1- 4. In water–methanol, the extent of complexing is decreased, presumably because of the higher dielectric constant of this medium. In addition, the results of a competitive study of NCS− and Cl− ion binding, carried out using 35Cl NMR, is presented.
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