STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY AND BONDING IN INORGANIC COMPOUNDS.
Final rept. 1 Oct 63-30 Sep 67,
WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Systematic structural investigations not only have led to the characterization of new general types of organometallic complexes but also have provided new structural and bonding principles. These investigations have included studies on a wide variety of unusual organo transition metal sulfur complexes. It has been shown that a sulfur atom can function as a doubly-bridging two-electron donating group, a triply-bridging four-electron donating group, a quadruply bridging four-electron donating group, and a quadruply bridging six-electron donating group in organometallic complexes. This work has also uncovered the fact that disulfide groups can be coordinated to one, two, or four transition metals. In addition, several new kinds of metal atom cluster systems have been uncovered, and the importance of metal-metal interactions on the molecular geometries of polynuclear metal carbonyl and cyclopentadienyl complexes has been assessed for several complexes. A brief summary of this work is given. Author
- Inorganic Chemistry