π-Complexation of post-transition metals by neutral aromatic hydrocarbons: The road from observations in the 19th century to new aspects of supramolecular chemistry

Hubert Schmidbaur, Annette Schier

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Abstract

Compounds of the elements in the three triads of post-transition metals, Ga-In-Tl, Ge-Sn-Pb, and As-Sb-Bi, form in their low-valence states a variety of stable complexes with neutral hydrocarbons. This chemistry is reviewed starting from the early discoveries in the 19th century and including the most recent contributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2361-2395
Number of pages35
JournalOrganometallics
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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