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On the π Coordination of Organometallic Fullerene Complexes

Author(s): Bertha Molina | Liliana Pérez-Manriquez | Roberto Salcedo

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 16;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 4652;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: C80 | organometallic complexes | theoretical calculations

Novel organometallic complexes of fullerene C80 and aryl ligands were simulated. The nature and characteristics of this family of complexes involving π coordination between the fullerene and a metal centre have been studied from a theoretical point of view. We are particularly interested in complexes where η6 coordination is present, this being the strangest manifestation of known coordinations, and thus we have studied several known and simulated compounds of this kind in order to understand the lack of examples. The presence of other η6 or η5 ligands on the opposite side seems to be an important element aiding the stabilization of these complexes, also inducing the conductive and semiconductive behaviour of the studied species.
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