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Dihydrogen Complexes & Related Sigma Complexes

  1. Robert H. Crabtree

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia286

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Crabtree, R. H. 2006. Dihydrogen Complexes & Related Sigma Complexes. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


The title topic is reviewed with emphasis on structure and bonding, dynamics, synthesis, and reactivity. Spectroscopic characterization is considered with special reference to diffraction, NMR, and IR methods.


  • dihydrogen;
  • T1;
  • stretched dihydrogen;
  • protonation;
  • neutron diffraction;
  • nonclassical hydrides