A ligand-ligand interaction model for the structures of transition metal clusters

Dario Braga*, Alison Rodger, Brian F G Johnson

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Abstract

The model previously applied to the rationalization of simple mononuclear complexes of the type MLn has been extended to transition metal cluster carbonyls. Application to the series of carbonyls Mn2(CO)10, Fe2(CO)9, Co2(CO)8, Fe3(CO)12, Ru3(CO)12, and the two isomers of Ir6(CO)16 reveal the importance of ligand-ligand attractive interactions and that crystal packing forces play an important role in deciding the structure adopted and, in some cases, are sufficient to cause the adopted structure to be different from that expected on the basis of intramolecular forces alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume174
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes

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