Extended Hückel molecular orbital calculations on the related closo-platinaboranes [(H3P)2Pt(B11H11)]2- and [(H3Pt2Pt(B6H6)]2- and the closo-carbaplatinaboranes [(H3P)2Pt(C2B9H11)] and [(H3P)2Pt(C2B4H6)] have suggested that the larger "slip" distortions in the pentagonal bipyramidal derivatives can be attributed in large measure to the different metal-ligand interactions which are induced by the different elevation angles of the substituents on the pentagonal faces of the ligands. Differences in bond lengths associated with the two classes of carbaplatinaboranes have been interpreted in terms of the different bonding capabilities of the two types of carbaborane ligands.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry