Strained metallocenophanes and related organometallic rings containing pi-hydrocarbon ligands and transition-metal centers.

The structures, bonding, and ring-opening reactions of strained cyclic carbon-based molecules form a key component of standard textbooks. In contrast, the study of strained organometallic molecules containing transition metals is a much more recent development. A wealth of recent research has revealed fascinating nuances in terms of structure, bonding, and… CONTINUE READING