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Twelve One-Electron Ligands Coordinating One Metal Center: Structure and Bonding of [Mo(ZnCH3)9(ZnCp*)3]†
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 47, pages 9150–9154, November 10, 2008
How to Cite
Cadenbach, T., Bollermann, T., Gemel, C., Fernandez, I., von Hopffgarten, M., Frenking, G. and Fischer, Roland A. (2008), Twelve One-Electron Ligands Coordinating One Metal Center: Structure and Bonding of [Mo(ZnCH3)9(ZnCp*)3]. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 9150–9154. doi: 10.1002/anie.200802811
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 7 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 13 JUN 2008
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- cluster compounds;
- coordination chemistry;
Surrounded by zinc: The reaction of [Mo(GaCp*)6] and Zn(CH3)2 zinc yields the exceptionally high-coordinate title compound (see picture; Mo red, Zn green, C gray). Quantum chemical analysis reveals a unique bonding situation best described as a perfectly sd5 hybridized molybdenum atom with 12 valence electrons engaged in MoZn bonding. Another six electrons are delocalized over the Zn cage, evoking only weak ZnZn interactions.