Inorganic Chemistry

Trapping an Unusual Pentacoordinate Carbon Atom in a Neutral Trialuminum Complex


A neutral trialuminum complex incorporates a pentacoordinate carbon through a methylidene bridge linking the three metal atoms. The rigid electron-deficient Al3 core stabilizes the
hypercoordinate carbon atom resulting in the shortest equatorial Al–C distance reported for such systems.


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