Dinuclear metalloradicals featuring unsupported metal-metal bonds

Edwin F. Van Der Eide, Ping Yang, Eric D. Walter, Tianbiao Liu, R. Morris Bullock

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No support required: Unlike the unobservable radical cations [{CpM(CO) 3}2].+ (M=W, Mo), derivatives [{CpM(CO) 2(PMe3)}2].+ are stable enough to be isolated and characterized. Experimental and theoretical studies show that the shortened M-M bonds are of order 1 1/2, and that they are not supported by bridging ligands. The unpaired electron is delocalized over the M-M cores, with a spin density of about 45 % on each metal atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8361-8364
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2012


  • EPR spectroscopy
  • density functional calculations
  • metalloradicals
  • mixed-valent dimers
  • redox chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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