[Fe(CNXyl)4]2-: An isoluble and structurally characterized homoleptic isocyanidemetalate dianion

William W. Brennessel, John E. Ellis

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) World's record: The first isolation and structural characterization of a homoleptic isocyanidemetalate dianion has been achieved with [Fe(CNXyl)4]2- (Xyl = 2,6-dimethylphenyl; see structure, Fe red, N blue, C gray). Spectral and structural data indicate that metal-to-isocyanide back-bonding in this electron-rich species is the largest ever observed in a homoleptic isocyanide complex containing only terminally bound ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2007

Keywords

  • Anions
  • Iron
  • Isocyanide ligands
  • Reduction
  • Subvalent compounds

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