Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cr–Cr Quintuple Bonds: Ligand Topology and Interplay Between Metal–Metal and Metal–Ligand Bonding #chempaperaday 237

"The difference between Cr−Cr quadruple and quintuple bonds is not just another weak δ bond."

This is very nice study to find some correlation between several bond metrics, ligand types etc. and the M-M bond distance and bond order. As you can imagine, for some systems, there IS nice correlations. For example, systems like Cr2L4, weaker Cr-L interactions yield to stronger Cr-Cr bonds. I found this paper very useful to design new ligands to maybe break the record short distance and discover some unique properties.

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