Update based on the original article by Niladri Narayan Gupta and David A. Atwood, Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry
Published Online: 14 MAR 2014
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Bright, K. and Joseyphus, R. S. 2014. Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. 1–9.
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2014
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 find applications as nonlinear optical and dielectric materials.
- synthesis, nonlinear optical materials