Organoyttrium chemistry

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Structure of Y(CH(tms)2)3 (tms = SiMe3).[1]

Organoyttrium chemistry is the study of compounds containing carbon-yttrium bonds. These compounds are almost invariably formal Y3+ derivatives, are generally diamagnetic and colorless, a consequence of the closed-shell configuration of the trication.[2] Organoyttrium compounds are mainly of academic interest.

Organoytrium compounds are often prepared by alkylation of YCl


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