An Iridium-Stabilized, Formally Uncharged Te10 Molecule with 3-Center–4-Electron Bonding

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  • Anja Günther,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany)
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  • Martin Heise,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany)
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  • Dr. Frank R. Wagner,

    Corresponding author
    1. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)
    • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Michael Ruck

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany)
    2. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)
    • Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden (Germany)
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  • We gratefully acknowledge Dr. S. Hoffmann and Dr. W. Schnelle (MPI CPfS) for TG-MS, magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity measurements. This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Abstract

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Te for 10: A tricyclic Te10 molecule is stabilized in an iridium complex (see structure). Bonding analysis reveals 3-center–4-electron bonds in the linear Te3 fragment. The tellurium atoms act as 2-electron donors to the transition-metal atoms.

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