Volume 92 Issue 42 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 20, 2014

FBNCO—A Winning Combination In Elemental Bingo

Chemists have prepared a gas-phase molecule that is just a neon short of containing all the 2p-block elements
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Periodic table
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: main-group chemistry, mass spectrometry, gas-phase, unusual molecules

Anna Troiani and Giulia de Petris of Sapienza University of Rome and their colleagues get an A for effort after mixing and matching elements to prepare the unusual molecule FBNCO. The bent-chain radical species is believed to be the first experimentally observed compound that contains one atom of each of the 2p-block elements in the periodic table, with the excusable exception of the inert noble gas neon. The . . .

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