Unprecedented spin localisation in a metal-metal bonded dirhenium complex

Yong Yan, Joel T. Mague, James P. Donahue, Stephen Sproules

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The molecular and electronic structure of edge-sharing bioctahedral [N(n-Bu)4]3[Re2(mnt)5] is reported here. Despite the short intermetal bond length of 2.6654(2) Å with computed bond order of 1.2, the unpaired electron is localised by the asymmetric ligand distribution, as demonstrated by its remarkable EPR spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5482-5485
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number25
StatePublished - Mar 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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