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Title: Highly Unsaturated Platinum and Palladium Carbenes PtC 3 and PdC 3 Isolated and Characterized in the Gas Phase

Carbenes of platinum and palladium, PtC 3 and PdC 3 , were generated in the gas phase through laser vaporization of a metal target in the presence of a low concentration of a hydrocarbon precursor undergoing supersonic expansion. Rotational spectroscopy and abinitio calculations confirm that both molecules are linear. The geometry of PtC 3 was accurately determined by fitting to the experimental moments of inertia of twenty-six isotopologues. In conclusion, the results are consistent with the proposal of an autogenic isolobal relationship between O, Au + , and Ptatoms.
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  1. Newcastle Univ., Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom)
  2. Newcastle Univ., Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. Bristol Univ. (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
CPFTMW-307000; EPK5028931
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; European Research Council (ERC); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ab initio calculations; carbenes; palladium; platinum; rotational spectroscopy
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