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Issue 20, 2002
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Are metal alkoxides linear owing to electrostatic repulsion?

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Density functional theory calculations on [LnCp2APh] (Ln = La, Lu; Cp = η5-C5H5; A = O, S; Ph = C6H5) suggest that the linearity of the Ln–O–C vectors arises largely as a result of electrostatic repulsion between the α carbon and the trivalent metal centre.

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The article was received on 30 Jul 2002, accepted on 23 Aug 2002 and first published on 24 Sep 2002

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B207435D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2002, 2458-2459
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    Are metal alkoxides linear owing to electrostatic repulsion?

    M. R. Russo, N. Kaltsoyannis and A. Sella, Chem. Commun., 2002, 2458
    DOI: 10.1039/B207435D

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