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Tungsten: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

  1. Jon A. McCleverty

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia249

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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McCleverty, J. A. 2006. Tungsten: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


The inorganic and coordination chemistry of tungsten is described, being presented according to ligands and/or donor atom sets (halides, cyanides, and other ligands containing group IV atoms, ligands containing O, S, Se, Te, N, P, Sb, Bi, or, As donor atoms, hydrides, and borohydrido ligands) and are discussed in relation to the oxidation state. Special mention is made of metal–metal bonded dinuclear species, a brief description of polyoxoanionic species is given, and tri- and tetranuclear cluster compounds and some species of higher nuclearity, containing chalcogenide atoms, are described.


  • tungsten;
  • dithiolene;
  • chalcogenide clusters;
  • metal–metal bonds;
  • dinuclear