Structural Motifs of [Fe(CO2)n]- Clusters (n = 3-7).

  title={Structural Motifs of [Fe(CO2)n]- Clusters (n = 3-7).},
  author={Michael C Thompson and Leah G Dodson and J Mathias Weber},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A},
  volume={121 21},
We present IR spectra and quantum chemical calculations for anionic iron-CO2 clusters of the form [Fe(CO2)n]- (n = 3-7). All observed clusters have at least two CO2 units strongly bound to the metal atom. These strongly bound iron-CO2 complexes form the core ions of the clusters and are solvated by additional, weakly bound CO2 molecules. Larger clusters show clear infrared signatures of core ion isomers with three CO2 moieties as well. Dominant structural motifs are based on bidentate CO2… CONTINUE READING

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