Metal carbonyl anions: From [Fe(CO)4]2- to [Hf(CO)6]2- and beyond

John E. Ellis

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

51 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A chronological survey of the syntheses and characterizations of homoleptic mononuclear metal carbonyl anions is presented, from the first isolated example, [Fe(CO)4]2-, to the most recently reported species, [Hf(CO6]2-. These materials are of historical interest, since they are the first compounds to contain transition metals in formal negative oxidation states, but remain important reagents in all areas of chemical synthesis and often closely resemble electron-rich nonmetallic compounds in their ability to function as Lewis and Brønsted bases, nucleophiles, and/or reducing agents. Prospects for the syntheses of new carbonyl anions for the very early and late transition metals and the lanthanides and actinides are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3322-3338
Number of pages17
JournalOrganometallics
Volume22
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2003

Fingerprint

Carbon Monoxide
Anions
Metals
anions
Transition metals
synthesis
transition metals
Actinoid Series Elements
Lewis Bases
metals
Lanthanoid Series Elements
Lewis base
Nucleophiles
nucleophiles
Reducing Agents
reagents
Oxidation
oxidation
Electrons
electrons

Cite this

Metal carbonyl anions : From [Fe(CO)4]2- to [Hf(CO)6]2- and beyond. / Ellis, John E.

In: Organometallics, Vol. 22, No. 17, 18.08.2003, p. 3322-3338.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ellis, John E. / Metal carbonyl anions : From [Fe(CO)4]2- to [Hf(CO)6]2- and beyond. In: Organometallics. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 17. pp. 3322-3338.
@article{b6c5cf76a1194830acbba8e56cf77c5d,
title = "Metal carbonyl anions: From [Fe(CO)4]2- to [Hf(CO)6]2- and beyond",
abstract = "A chronological survey of the syntheses and characterizations of homoleptic mononuclear metal carbonyl anions is presented, from the first isolated example, [Fe(CO)4]2-, to the most recently reported species, [Hf(CO6]2-. These materials are of historical interest, since they are the first compounds to contain transition metals in formal negative oxidation states, but remain important reagents in all areas of chemical synthesis and often closely resemble electron-rich nonmetallic compounds in their ability to function as Lewis and Br{\o}nsted bases, nucleophiles, and/or reducing agents. Prospects for the syntheses of new carbonyl anions for the very early and late transition metals and the lanthanides and actinides are also discussed.",
author = "Ellis, {John E.}",
year = "2003",
month = "8",
day = "18",
doi = "10.1021/om030105l",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "3322--3338",
journal = "Organometallics",
issn = "0276-7333",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
number = "17",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Metal carbonyl anions

T2 - From [Fe(CO)4]2- to [Hf(CO)6]2- and beyond

AU - Ellis, John E.

PY - 2003/8/18

Y1 - 2003/8/18

N2 - A chronological survey of the syntheses and characterizations of homoleptic mononuclear metal carbonyl anions is presented, from the first isolated example, [Fe(CO)4]2-, to the most recently reported species, [Hf(CO6]2-. These materials are of historical interest, since they are the first compounds to contain transition metals in formal negative oxidation states, but remain important reagents in all areas of chemical synthesis and often closely resemble electron-rich nonmetallic compounds in their ability to function as Lewis and Brønsted bases, nucleophiles, and/or reducing agents. Prospects for the syntheses of new carbonyl anions for the very early and late transition metals and the lanthanides and actinides are also discussed.

AB - A chronological survey of the syntheses and characterizations of homoleptic mononuclear metal carbonyl anions is presented, from the first isolated example, [Fe(CO)4]2-, to the most recently reported species, [Hf(CO6]2-. These materials are of historical interest, since they are the first compounds to contain transition metals in formal negative oxidation states, but remain important reagents in all areas of chemical synthesis and often closely resemble electron-rich nonmetallic compounds in their ability to function as Lewis and Brønsted bases, nucleophiles, and/or reducing agents. Prospects for the syntheses of new carbonyl anions for the very early and late transition metals and the lanthanides and actinides are also discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0042326190&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0042326190&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1021/om030105l

DO - 10.1021/om030105l

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:0042326190

VL - 22

SP - 3322

EP - 3338

JO - Organometallics

JF - Organometallics

SN - 0276-7333

IS - 17

ER -