Recent advances in the chemistry of metal-metal quadruple bonds

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Metal-metal quadruple bonds can be formed between d4 metal ions, and tend to adopt one of two geometries; square parallelpiped or paddlewheel. In this chapter we outline recent efforts in the synthesis and characterization of quadruply bonded complexes of Cr(II), Mo(II), W(II), Te(III) and Re(III). The quadruple bond is redox active and has a unique electronic structure, which results in it having interesting reactivity and photophysical properties. Their successful application as strong reducing agents, and in the study of electron transfer processes in the ground and photoexcited states, will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganometallic Chemistry
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781849739849
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameOrganometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)03010074


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