Cation-cation bonding in nitrenium metal complexes

Yuri Tulchinsky, Sebastian Kozuch, Prasenjit Saha, Mark Botoshansky, Linda J.W. Shimon, Mark Gandelman*

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Nitrenium ligands provide an excellent platform for the straightforward and efficient synthesis of extremely rare complexes that possess positively charged ligands coordinated to positively charged metals. Examples of stable cation-cation and cation-dication coordination bonds are demonstrated. Computational studies show that such bonding is greatly stabilized by its incorporation into a tridentate frame, as well as the use of polar solvents.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1305-1311
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


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