The vibrational spectra and structure of tris(ethylene)metals

P. Csaszar, P. L. Goggin, J. Mink, J. L. Spencer

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The IR and Raman spectra of [Pt(C2H4)3], [Pt(C2D4)3] and IR spectra of [Ni(C2H4)3] are reported and assignments proposed. Comparisons are made with previously reported IR spectroscopic features of Pd, Co and Cu analogues. The results of a CNDO/2 geometry optimization calculation for [Ni(C2H4)3] are summarized, and reveal closely similar structural parameters for the ethylene ligand to those established for the Pt complex. Some comparisons are made between vibrational frequencies of the complexes and those of ethylene chemisorbed on single crystal metal surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-349
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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