Electronic Structure Calculations: Transition Metal—NO Complexes
Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
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Ghosh, A., Hopmann, K. H. and Conradie, J. 2009. Electronic Structure Calculations: Transition Metal—NO Complexes. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
The advent of density functional theory led to a major exploration (and, in some cases, a reexploration) of key aspects of transition metal nitrosyls. Many of these developments are reviewed here for the first time, with comparable emphasis placed on both heme/metalloporphyrin and nonheme systems. The latter exhibit diverse electronic structures, which we have described in some depth. Several of the open-shell species described exhibit broken-symmetry electronic structures, with significant spatial separation of majority and minority spin densities.
- spin density