Dithiolene radicals: sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy and Harry’s intuition

Sproules, S. and Wieghardt, K. (2011) Dithiolene radicals: sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy and Harry’s intuition. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 255(7-8), pp. 837-860. (doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2010.12.006)

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The 50-year old debate regarding the true electronic structure of transition metal bis(dithiolene) complexes has been revolutionized recently by involvement of sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to directly probe the sulfur composition of the frontier orbitals. In concert with other spectroscopic methods, and increasingly theoretical calculations, a more accurate electronic structure description has been delivered. The methodology developed has also been applied to mono(dithiolene) and tris(dithiolene) coordination complexes whereby the electronic structure of these systems has been defined in terms of physical oxidation levels of both metal and ligand, ultimately providing direct experimental evidence for the noninnocence of dithiolene ligands.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sproules, Dr Stephen
Authors: Sproules, S., and Wieghardt, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Coordination Chemistry Reviews
ISSN (Online):1873-3840

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