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Antimony: Organometallic Chemistry

  1. Hans Joachim Breunig

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia012

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Breunig, H. J. 2006. Antimony: Organometallic Chemistry . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


This article presents a concise overview on the chemistry of organoantimony compounds containing one or more Sb–C bonds. It deals with homoleptic molecules where Sb is bonded exclusively to organic groups R, for example tri- or pentorganyls of antimony, and with heteroleptic derivatives where RnSb groups (n = 1, 2, 4) are bonded to other elements. Not only compounds with single bonds between Sb and C but also molecules with double bond character are considered.


  • organoantimony compounds;
  • hydrides;
  • oxides;
  • sulfides;
  • halides;
  • main group metal compounds;
  • transition metal complexes;
  • low coordination