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Issue 20, 2006
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Bond length and bond multiplicity: σ-bond prevents short π-bonds

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Abstract

Analysis of model compounds such as Fe2(CO)6, C2 and HBBH shows that π-bonds left to themselves are shorter than σ-bonds; in many ways σ-bonds prevent π-bonds from adopting their optimal shorter distances.

Graphical abstract: Bond length and bond multiplicity: σ-bond prevents short π-bonds

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2006, accepted on 29 Mar 2006 and first published on 18 Apr 2006


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B602116F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2006, 2164-2166
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    Bond length and bond multiplicity: σ-bond prevents short π-bonds

    E. D. Jemmis, B. Pathak, R. B. King and H. F. Schaefer III, Chem. Commun., 2006, 2164
    DOI: 10.1039/B602116F

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