Volume 93 Issue 34 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 31, 2015

All-Metal Sandwich Is Now On The Menu

Inorganic Clusters: A prismatic gold-antimony complex sets a precedent for metallocene-like molecules
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: sandwich complex, metal cluster, all-metal aromaticity

Sandwich complexes in which a metal center is bound by two arene ligands have captured the imagination of chemists ever since the first example, ferrocene, Fe(C5H5)2, was reported in 1951. Besides being cool molecules, a variety of these “metallocene” compounds of different shapes, sizes, and compositions have found applications in catalysis and as building blocks to make new chemicals and materials. A research team in China has now introduced a new item on the molecular . . .

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