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Cation–cation bonding in nitrenium metal complexes

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Nitrenium ligands provide an excellent platform for the straightforward and efficient synthesis of extremely rare complexes that possess positively charged ligands coordinated to positively charged metals. Examples of stable cation–cation and cation–dication coordination bonds are demonstrated. Computational studies show that such bonding is greatly stabilized by its incorporation into a tridentate frame, as well as the use of polar solvents.

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The article was received on 07 Nov 2013, accepted on 16 Dec 2013 and first published on 17 Dec 2013

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53083C
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 1305-1311

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    Cation–cation bonding in nitrenium metal complexes

    Y. Tulchinsky, S. Kozuch, P. Saha, M. Botoshansky, L. J. W. Shimon and M. Gandelman, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1305
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53083C

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