Dr. Edwin F. van der Eide, Dr. Ping Yang and Dr. R. Morris Bullock Isolation of Two Agostic Isomers of an Organometallic Cation: Different Structures and Colors Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52
Two of a kind: Two agostic isomers of [CpMo(CO)2(PiPr3)]+ B(C6F5)4− have been isolated. Both were characterized in the solid state by X-ray crystallography and spectroscopic techniques, and also by DFT calculations. Significantly different LUMO energies cause the difference in color (blue versus orange, see picture) of these isomers.
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