The Trigonal Prism in Coordination Chemistry.

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Summary of "The Trigonal Prism in Coordination Chemistry."

Herein we analyze the accessibility of the trigonal-prismatic geometry to metal complexes with different electron configurations, as well as the ability of several hexadentate ligands to favor that coordination polyhedron. Our study combines i) a structural database analysis of the occurrence of the prismatic geometry throughout the transition-metal series, ii) a qualitative molecular orbital analysis of the distortions expected for a trigonal-prismatic geometry, and iii) a computational study of complexes of several transition-metal ions with different hexadentate ligands. Also the tendency of specific electron configurations to present a cis bond-stretch Jahn-Teller distortion is analyzed.


Departament de Química Inorgànica and, Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1-11, 08028 Barcelona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 93-4907725.

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Name: Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
ISSN: 1521-3765


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