Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
How to Cite
Gupta, N. N. and Atwood, D. A. 2006. Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
As a large, soft, heavy element, the chemistry of cadmium is marked by relatively weak bonding to carbon and other more electronegative atoms. Organocadmium compounds thus demonstrate diverse reaction chemistry. Furthermore, the large size and low valency of cadmium leads to interesting aggregated compounds. The reactivity and structural importance of organocadmium compounds and applications in solid-state chemistry is offset by their high toxicity.
Keywords: alkyl; aryl; alkoxide; amide; thiolate; synthesis