Rare Earth Metal Iminodisuccinates

Iminodisuccinates of several rare earth metals (REM) have been synthesized as a result of reaction between freshly prepared ammonia iminodisuccinate and REM chloride soltuions at pH 3. According to element analysis data, the chemical composition of synthesized salts is MeHC8H7O8N · nH2O, where Ме = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, n = 1–5. Synthesized compounds were further analyzed via X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis. According to X-ray data, REM iminodissucinates form well-defined crystals in two distinct isostructural groups.