Research Article: μ-η2:η2-Peroxido-bis­[nitratodioxido­bis(pyrrolidin-2-one)uranium(VI)]

Date Published: May 01, 2010

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Koichiro Takao, Yasuhisa Ikeda.


In the crystal structure of the title compound, [U2(NO3)2O4(O2)(C4H7NO)4], two UO22+ ions are connected by a μ-η2:η2-O2 unit. The O2 unit shows ‘side-on’ coordination to both U atoms. An inversion center is located at the midpoint of the O—O bond in the O2 unit, affording a centrosymmetrically expanded dimeric structure. The U—O(axial) bond lengths are 1.777 (4) Å and 1.784 (4) Å, indicating that the oxidation state of U is exclusively 6+, i.e., UO22+. Furthermore, the O—O distance is 1.492 (8) Å, which is typical of peroxide, O22–. The U atom is eight-coordinated in a hexa­gonal-bipyramidal geometry. The coordinating atoms of the nitrate and pyrrolidine-2-one ligands and the μ-η2:η2-O22– unit are located in the equatorial plane and form an irregular hexa­gon. An inter­molecular hydrogen bond is found between N—H of the pyrrolidine-2-one ligand and the coordinating O of the same ligand in a neighboring complex. A second inter­molecular hydrogen bond is found between the N—H of the other pyrrolidine-2-one ligand and one of the uranyl oxido atoms.

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For the structural chemistry of uran­yl(VI)–peroxido complexes, see: Haegele & Boeyens (1977 ▶); Charpin et al. (1985 ▶); Doyle et al. (1993 ▶); Rose et al. (1994 ▶); Thuéry et al. (1999 ▶); de Aquino et al. (2001 ▶); John et al. (2004 ▶); Masci & Thuéry (2005 ▶); Zehnder et al. (2005 ▶); Kubatko et al. (2007 ▶); Ikeda et al. (2007 ▶); Takao et al. (2009 ▶); Vaska (1976 ▶).




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