Co5(CO)11(PR2)3, A Novel Type of Pentanuclear Cluster

Authors

  • Dipl.-Chem. Egbert Keller,

    1. Chemisches Laboratorium der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Vahrenkamp

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    1. Chemisches Laboratorium der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (Germany)
    • Chemisches Laboratorium der Universität, Albertstrasse 21, D-7800 Freiburg (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, and the University Computing Center at Freiburg.

Abstract

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Edge-bridged trigonal pyramids of Co atoms make up the novel pentanuclear cluster (1) (11 CO and 6 methyl groups have been omitted). The valence bond notation with resonance formulas provides an acceptable picture of the bonding in this system.

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