Solvent directed aggregation of a metallocene; structures of {[Pb(η-C5H5)2]3·C 6H5Me} and [Pb(η-C5H5)2]6

Michael A. Beswick, Catherine Lopez-Casideo, Michael A. Paver, Paul R. Raithby, Christopher A. Russell, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

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The classic zigzagged chain structure of orthorhombic plumbocene, [Pb(η-C5H5)2], is obtained by crystal growth from the vapour phase; however, crystallisation from toluene results in modification of the conformation of the polymer chain, as observed in the solvate [Pb(η-C5H5)·C6H5Me] 1, and cyclisation into hexamers, as seen in the new hexagonal phase [Pb(η-C5H5)2]6 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-110
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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