An "off-axis" Mn-Mn bond in Mn2(CO)10 at high pressure

P. Macchi, N. Casati, S.R. Evans, F. Gozzo, P. Simoncic, D. Tiana

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At variance with what was previously reported, Mn2(CO)10 does not transform its conformation from staggered to eclipsed in the high pressure crystal form. X-ray powder diffraction, DFT calculations and Raman spectroscopy show that the staggered conformation is retained. Instead, a rotation and a translation of the Mn(CO)5 pyramidal units produce an "off-axis" and rather shorter Mn-Mn bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12824-12827
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number85
Early online date26 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014


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