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Title: Binding Interactions in Copper, Silver and Gold π‐Complexes

The copper(I), silver(I), and gold(I) metals bind π‐ligands by σ‐bonding and π‐back bonding interactions. These interactions were investigated using bidentate ancillary ligands with electron donating and withdrawing substituents. The π‐ligands span from ethylene to larger terminal and internal alkenes and alkynes. Results of X‐ray crystallography, NMR, and IR spectroscopy and gas phase experiments show that the binding energies increase in the order Ag  more » « less

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Chemistry – A European Journal
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National Science Foundation
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