MetalCarbon Dative Bonding. Academic Article uri icon


  • As part of our interest in unusual bonding situations, we are now targeting complexes featuring metalcarbon dative bonds. Here, we report on the formation of such linkages in a series of Group 10 complexes featuring a triarylphosphine ligand functionalized at the position by a carbenium ion. Through combined synthetic, spectroscopic, and computational studies, we show that the MCcarbenium interaction present in these complexes scales with the basicity of the donor, confirming its dative nature.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 20.05

author list (cited authors)

  • Litle, E. D., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Litle, Elishua D||Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • June 2022