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Manganese: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

  1. Marie-Noëlle Collomb,
  2. Alain Deronzier

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia126

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Collomb, M.-N. and Deronzier, A. 2006. Manganese: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


This article covers the last 10 years of the inorganic and coordination chemistry of manganese at oxidation states (II), (III), (IV), (V), (VI), and (VII), as well as multinuclear compounds having oxidation states (II)–(IV) with both unitary and mixed valencies. The common ligands for manganese compounds involve the donor atoms nitrogen, oxygen, and the halogens while only few are known with other group V and group VI donors. One of the major areas of expansion has been the multinuclear complexes that are relevant to such diverse fields as metalloenzymes and single-molecule magnets. Besides the small clusters, comprising two to four metal ions synthesized to model the structures and functions of manganese metalloenzymes, a lot of interest has been invested in larger clusters, not only for their biological relevance, but also for the development of materials with novel magnetic properties. Significant advances have been also been made in the chemistry of higher oxidation state manganese complexes (V), (VI), and (VII).


  • manganese;
  • coordination;
  • inorganic;
  • multinuclear complexes;
  • oxidation states (II) to (VII);
  • ligand