Theoretical search for very short metal-actinide bonds: NUIr and isoelectronic systems

Laura Gagliardi, Pekka Pyykkö

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Cumulated triple bonds: A new class of molecules, the isoelectronic series of NUIr, (depicted) has been postulated and theoretically studied. The bond between the actinide and the 5d-metal atom is very short and is shown to correspond to triple bonding. The N-U bond is also a triple bond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1573-1576
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 12 2004



  • Computer chemistry
  • Density functional calculations
  • Iridium
  • Multiple bonding
  • Uranium

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