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Relativistic effects in metallocorroles: comparison of molybdenum and tungsten biscorroles.

  • Author(s): Alemayehu, Abraham B
  • Vazquez-Lima, Hugo
  • McCormick, Laura J
  • Ghosh, Abhik
  • et al.

The homoleptic sandwich compounds - Mo and W biscorroles - have afforded a novel platform for experimental studies of relativistic effects. A 200 mV difference in reduction potential and a remarkable 130 nm shift of a near-IR spectral feature have been identified as manifestations of relativistic effects on the properties of these complexes.

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