Towards One‐Dimensional Carbon Wires Connecting Single Metal Centers: A Cumulenic C5 Chain that Mediates Charge Transfer between Rhenium and Manganese Termini Academic Article uri icon


  • The longest Cn bridge known between two single metal centers is found in the bimetallic complex 1. The structure of 1 is best described by the cumulene resonance form +ReCCCCCMn. A very intense rhenium‐to‐manganese charge transfer band at 480 nm (ϵ = 60 500M−1 cm−1) suggests that the C5 ligand acts as a “molecular wire”. Counterion: BF 4− (Figure Presented.) Copyright © 1994 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

author list (cited authors)

  • Weng, W., Bartik, T., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 70

publication date

  • November 1994