The ligand polyhedral model and its application to the fluxional behavior of m(4)(co)(12-n) (m=co, rh, ir n=1, 2, 4) clusters

Roberts, Y.V. and Johnson, B.F.G. and Benfield, R.E. (1995) The ligand polyhedral model and its application to the fluxional behavior of m(4)(co)(12-n) (m=co, rh, ir n=1, 2, 4) clusters. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 229 (1-2). pp. 221-227. ISSN 0020-1693. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A number of mechanisms have been previously proposed to explain the observed fluxional behaviour of related cluster species of the general type M(4)(CO)(12-n)L(n) (M = Co, Rh, Ir; n = 1, 2, 4). Here, a combination of metal core libration and an icosahedral-anticubeoctahedral-icosahedral ligand polyhedral rearrangement, arising from the ligand polyhedral model, is used to account for this observed behaviour. The ideas proposed are general and may be applied to all systems containing icosahedral, cubeoctahedral or anticubeoctahedral ligand shells.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Ligand Polyhedral Model; Fluxionality; Cobalt Complexes; Rhodium Complexes; Iridium Complexes; Carbonyl Complexes; Cluster Complexes
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 20:38
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2009 20:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18996 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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