A Mercury→Antimony Interaction


  • Support by the National Science Foundation (CHE-0646916 and CHE-0952912), the Welch Foundation (A-1423), Texas A&M University (Davidson Professorship), and the Laboratory for Molecular Simulation at Texas A&M University (software and computation resources) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Fatal attraction: As a result of a unique iodide push–stibonium pull effect, the dinuclear complex (see picture) displays an unprecedented Hg→Sb interaction. The existence of this interaction was examined experimentally and theoretically.