Photoelectron spectroscopy study of the triphenyl derivatives of the group V elements

G. Distefano, S. Pignataro, L. Szepes, J. Borossay

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The patterns of the IE's below about 11 eV in the photoelectron spectra of ZPh3 (Z = N,P,As and Sb) are discussed in terms of geometric energetic and overlap factors. A deep mixing of the lone pair of the heteroatom with the π-system of the benzenic rings is found for the nitrogen derivatives. This mixing decreases on going towards the Sb derivative. The participation of the heteroatom d orbitals in bonding is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 1975


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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