Chain compounds based on transition metal backbones: new life for an old topic. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new link in the chain: After a long period of inactivity, research into onedimensional compounds based on linear arrays of transition metals is experiencing a renaissance. Recently, oligomeric and polymeric chains have been reported for a variety of transition metals. One such compound of a particularly exotic variety is depicted here, in which a {Pd4}2+ unit is surrounded by a "-electron sheath" of conjugated polyene ligands.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Bera, J. K., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 257

complete list of authors

  • Bera, Jitendra K||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • December 2002