Saturated versus unsaturated: Ligand addition to the saturated metal site in an unsaturated binuclear metal complex

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Pretty vacant: The unsymmetrical complex 1 contains one saturated 18-electron rhenium atom and one unsaturated 16-electron rhenium atom with a vacant coordination site. CO and NCMe can add to 1 to yield complexes in which both metal atoms have 18-electron configurations. Surprisingly, the added ligands are coordinated to the metal atom in 1 that originally had the 18-electron configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5714-5716
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
StatePublished - Aug 3 2007



  • Ligand addition
  • Phosphorus
  • Rhenium
  • Structure elucidation

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  • Chemistry(all)

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