William W. Brennessel, Victor G Young, John E Ellis

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Two remarkable features of bis(anthracene)-cobaltate(1 -) (see picture) are that it is the first homoleptic anthracene transition metal complex to be prepared by a conventional synthesis, that is, one not involving a metal atom reactor, and it is the first anionic complex of a late (Groups 7-11) transition metal containing only bound aromatic hydrocarbons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1211-1215
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2 2002


  • Arene ligands
  • Cobalt
  • Diene ligands
  • Isocyanide ligands
  • Phosphane ligands

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