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Stability of Heavier Group 14 Analogues of Vinylidene Complexes:  A Theoretical Study

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posted on 05.12.2005, 00:00 by Alireza Ariafard, Zhenyang Lin
Density functional calculations were carried out to study the stability of the heavier group 14 analogues of vinylidene complexes M(Cl)2(CEH2)(PH3)2, M(Cl)2(ECH2)(PH3)2 (M = Ru, Os), Cp2M(CEH2)(Cl), and Cp2M(ECH2)(Cl) (M = Nb, Ta), where E = C, Si, Ge, Sn. The results of the calculations show that the d6 osmium complexes Os(Cl)2(CEH2)(PR3)2 are the most promising targets for synthesis.