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Water & O-Donor Ligands

  1. Mark I. Ogden1,
  2. Paul D. Beer2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0238

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Ogden, M. I. and Beer, P. D. 2011. Water & O-Donor Ligands. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

  2. 2

    University of oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

The chemistry of a range of O-donor ligands is described, with an emphasis on the various ligand coordination modes and different structural types of the complexes formed. Water as a ligand is discussed along with the related hydroxide and oxide species. The structure, preparation, and reactions of alkoxide and aryloxide complexes are described. Similar coverage is provided for the diketone ligands. The rich variety of coordination modes of oxoanions, carboxylates, and related ligands, is emphasized. Complexation and structural chemistry of macrocyclic O-donor ligands are discussed, particularly focusing on crown ether and calixarene metal complexes. The final section provides an overview of the chemistry of other commonly encountered η1 O-donor ligands.

Keywords:

  • alkoxide;
  • diketone;
  • oxoanion;
  • carboxylate;
  • crown ether;
  • calixarene