Electronic Structure of Bispentalene Complexes of Titanium, Zirconium, and Hafnium: A Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study
journal contributionposted on 07.09.2001, 00:00 by Rolf Gleiter, Sabine Bethke, Jun Okubo, Klaus Jonas
The geometrical parameters of the bis(pentalene) complexes of titanium, zirconium, and hafnium (3a−c) have been calculated by applying the RHF method. For 3a a structure with C1 symmetry results, whereas for 3b,c D2 symmetry is predicted. The torsional angles between the two pentalene ligands are calculated to be 56° (3a), 51° (3b), and 50° (3c). The orbital sequence of the six highest occupied molecular orbitals agrees very well with the ionization energies measured by PE spectroscopy of 3a−c. These measurements support a structure with D2 or closely related symmetry.