Inorganic chemistry 2010. Main group elements.

Roland C. Fischer, Jan J. Weigand, Robert Wolf, Sven Rau, Ulrich. Schatzschneider

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A review. Modern trends in inorg. and organometallic chem. of main-group elements (Li-In) include radical boron complexes, borylene transition metal coordination, gallium half-sandwich clusters and Group IIIA acetylide self-assemblies. For Group IVA, special attention is paid to low-coordination compds., NHC-stabilized germylenes, silylidyne complexes, stabilized disilyne and pentacoordinated organosilicon and disilane compds. Radical chem. of phosphorus compds. is also briefly reviewed. As a promising hydrogen storage system, ammonia-borane chem. and related metal complexes are described. The review also briefly considers Group IIIA and IVA metal clusters and cluster compds. with transition metal ions. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-236
Number of pages16
JournalNachrichten aus der Chemie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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