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Keywords:

  • cobalt;
  • cyanometalates;
  • electronic structure;
  • ligand effects;
  • solid-phase synthesis
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More than meets the eye: The trigonal-planar complex [Co(CN)3]6− (see structure, Co red, C gray, N green; alkaline-earth-metal counterions are yellow) has some surprises in store. The CN ligand displays variation in bond length and charge, and Co follows a closed-shell (d10) concept.