A methodology has been developed for the semi-automatic assignment and checking of formal oxidation states for metal atoms in the majority of metallo-organic complexes stored in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). The method uses both chemical connectivity and bond-length data, via ligand donor group templates and bond-valence sums, respectively. In order to use bond-length data, the CSD program QUEST has been modified to allow the coordination sphere of metal atoms to be recalculated using user-defined criteria at search time. The new methodology has been used successfully to validate the +1, +2 and +3 oxidation states in 743 four-coordinate copper complexes in the CSD for which atomic coordinates are available in ca 99% of structures using one or other method, and both succeed for >86% of structures.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)