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Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry

  1. K.C. Bright,
  2. Dr. R. Selwin Joseyphus

Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0030.pub2

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Bright, K. and Joseyphus, R. S. 2014. Cadmium: Organometallic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. 1–9.

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  1. St. John's College, Anchal, Kollam, Kerala, India

  1. Update based on the original article by Niladri Narayan Gupta and David A. Atwood, Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • alkyl;
  • aryl;
  • alkoxide;
  • amide;
  • ketones;
  • synthesis, nonlinear optical materials