Bent metal carbene geometries in amido N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

Mungur, S.A., Liddle, S.T., Wilson, C. , Sarsfield, M.J. and Arnold, P.L. (2004) Bent metal carbene geometries in amido N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Chemical Communications, 23, pp. 2738-2739. (doi:10.1039/b410074c) (PMID:15568093)

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Abstract

Lithium(I) and uranium(VI) amido-tethered Bu(t)-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes exhibit very distorted metal-carbene bonds; the corresponding magnesium(II) and mesityl-substituted NHC uranium(VI) complexes are undistorted; the distortion does not affect the ligand binding strength, suggesting a dominance of electrostatic character in closed-shell electropositive metal-carbene bonds.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Claire
Authors: Mungur, S.A., Liddle, S.T., Wilson, C., Sarsfield, M.J., and Arnold, P.L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1359-7345
ISSN (Online):1364-548X

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