Title

A combined gas-phase photoelectron spectroscopic and theoretical study of Zeise's anion and its bromine and iodine analogues

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-25-2012

Abstract

Shining light on Zeise: In a study of Zeise's anion, [PtCl 3(C2H4)]-, and its bromine and iodine analogues, electronic structure information for each species, derived from spectral features, is assigned through calculations at the coupled cluster level of theory. The calculations indicate that the electron binding energies decrease with halogen size and that there is a synergistic η 2 interaction between C2H4 and the PtX 3- anions. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

First Page

6356

Last Page

6360

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