YCoC: A simple organometallic polymer in the solid state with strong Co-C π bonding

Roald Hoffmann, Jing Li, Ralph A. Wheeler

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Gerss and Jeitschko recently synthesized YCoC, which contains well-isolated infinite linear CoC3- chains, marked by a short Co-C distance. We have examined the bonding in this polymer. It has substantial π character, and that bonding could be strengthened by decreasing the electron count or oxidation. We think the chains should be magnetic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6600-6602
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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