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Volume 94 Issue 4 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 25, 2016 | Web Date: January 20, 2016

Chromium-Nitrogen Complex Wins Bonding Triple Crown

Organometallics: Chemists make first metal complex containing single, double, and triple nitrogen bonds
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: nitrido, chromium, alkylidene

In 1978, David N. Clark and Richard R. Schrock of Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported an unusual tungsten alkyl-alkylidene-alkylidyne complex. It was notable for being the first transition-metal compound containing single, double, and triple metal-ligand bonds in the same molecule. The “yl-ene-yne” complex was . . .

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