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. This journal is

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

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


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