Department of Chemistry, Teacher Training University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
The synthesis of SmCl3(THF)3 from SmCl3.6H2O is described. The reaction of SmCl3(THF)3 with NaBH4 in dry THF gave white microcrystalline tris (tetrahydroborato) tris (tetrahydrofuran) samarium (III), Sm(BH4)3(THF)3. The vibrational and magnetic properties of Sm(BH4)3(THF)3 have been studied.