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Volume 31, Issue 1 (Aug 2011)


Isomers in the chemistry of iron carbonyls

Milan Melník
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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/ Jindra Valentová
  • Department of Chemical Theory of Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
/ Ferdinand Devínsky
  • Department of Chemical Theory of Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Published Online: 2011-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/revic.2011.002


The chemistry of iron carbonyls covers wide fields, as shown by a survey covering the crystallographic and structural data of over 560 examples; approximately 10.5% of those examples exist as isomers and are summarized in this paper. Included are distortion (96.7%) and cis-trans (3.3%) isomerism. These are discussed in terms of coordination about iron atom, bond length and interbond angles. Distortion isomers differ only by degree of distortion in Fe-L bond distances and L-Fe-L bond angles, which are the most common. There are iron atoms in the oxidation states, zero, +2 and +3 and cis-trans isomerism (zero only). The iron atoms are two (bent), four (mostly tetrahedral), five (mostly trigonal-bipyramid) and a pseudo-octahedral coordinated with different degree of distortion.

Keywords: carbonyl; iron; isomers; structure

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Citation Information: Reviews in Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN (Online) 2191-0227, ISSN (Print) 0193-4929, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/revic.2011.002. Export Citation

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