PtZnH5–, A σ-Aromatic Cluster

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ZHANG, Xinxing, Gaoxiang LIU, Gerd GANTEFÖR, Kit H. BOWEN, Anastassia N. ALEXANDROVA, 2014. PtZnH5–, A σ-Aromatic Cluster. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 5(9), pp. 1596-1601. eISSN 1948-7185. Available under: doi: 10.1021/jz500322n

@article{Zhang2014PtZnH-31398, title={PtZnH5–, A σ-Aromatic Cluster}, year={2014}, doi={10.1021/jz500322n}, number={9}, volume={5}, journal={The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters}, pages={1596--1601}, author={Zhang, Xinxing and Liu, Gaoxiang and Ganteför, Gerd and Bowen, Kit H. and Alexandrova, Anastassia N.} }

Ganteför, Gerd PtZnH<sub>5</sub>–, A σ-Aromatic Cluster Bowen, Kit H. Zhang, Xinxing eng 2015-07-08T09:58:08Z 2015-07-08T09:58:08Z 2014 Liu, Gaoxiang Alexandrova, Anastassia N. We report a joint photoelectron spectroscopic and theoretical study of the PtZnH<sub>5</sub>– cluster anion. This cluster exhibited an unprecedented planar pentagonal coordination for Pt and an unusual stability and high intensity in the mass spectrum. Both are due to the σ-aromaticity found in the H<sub>5</sub>-cycle supported by the 5d orbitals on the Pt atom. σ-Aromaticity in all-H systems has been predicted in the past but never found in experimentally observed species. Besides fundamental importance, mixed transition-metal hydrides can be found as intermediates in catalytic processes, and thus, the unexpected stability facilitated by σ-aromaticity can be appreciated also in practical applications. Bowen, Kit H. Alexandrova, Anastassia N. Zhang, Xinxing Ganteför, Gerd Liu, Gaoxiang

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