Theoretical study of vibrational interaction coordinates and .pi. bonding in chromium hexacarbonyl. Comparison with cobalt hexacyanide and nickel tetracarbonyl Academic Article uri icon


  • Chromium hexacarbonyl has been extensively studied, both experimentally and theoretically, as a model system for transition-metal-carbon monoxide bonding. The near-zerovalent carbonyl complexes known suggest a synergistic effect, i.e., L — donation balanced by M — L π acceptance. Values for these parameters are not readily accessible experimentally, and their magnitudes and relative importance are still being argued in the literature today. © 1980, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sherwood, D. E., & Hall, M. B.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • June 1980