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Transformation of the ionic liquid [EMIM][B(CN)4] into anionic and neutral lanthanum tetracyanoborate coordination polymers by ionothermal reactions

Authors: Sven H. Zottnick, Maik Finze, Klaus Müller-Buschbaum*

Abstract: The lanthanum tetracyanoborate coordination polymers [EMIM] 1[LaNO3{B(CN)4}3(H2O)3] (EMIM = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium) and 1[La(NO3)2[B(CN)4](H2O)4] mark first examples of Ln-tetracyanoborates that have been obtained in ionothermal syntheses without further solvents to influence e.g. viscosity. Thereby, the ionic liquid [EMIM][B(CN)4] is fully incorporated into product formation.


By Dr. Rian Dewhurst