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Title: Highly Unsaturated Platinum and Palladium Carbenes PtC3 and PdC3 Isolated and Characterized in the Gas Phase

Carbenes of platinum and palladium, PtC3 and PdC3 , 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 PtC3 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:
OSTI Identifier:
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