Financial support from the Welch Foundation (A-1423), the National Science Foundation (CHE-0952912), Texas A&M University (Davidson Professorship), and the Laboratory for Molecular Simulation at Texas A&M University (software and computation resources) is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Lisa Pérez and Clark Landis for their help with the implementation of NBO.
σ-Accepting Properties of a Chlorobismuthine Ligand†
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 20, pages 4985–4988, May 14, 2012
How to Cite
Lin, T.-P., Ke, I.-S. and Gabbaï, F. P. (2012), σ-Accepting Properties of a Chlorobismuthine Ligand. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 4985–4988. doi: 10.1002/anie.201200854
- Issue published online: 8 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 JAN 2012
- Welch Foundation. Grant Number: A-1423
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: CHE-0952912
- Texas A&M University
- Lewis acids;
BiZness as usual? Not exactly! The bismuth atom of the tridentate diphosphinobismuthine (o-(Ph2P)C6H4)2BiCl behaves as a Z rather than L ligand when in the coordination sphere of late transition metals such as gold. The σ-acceptor behavior of Bi is supported by its disphenoid coordination geometry and theoretical studies, which show a AuBi interaction.