Bent metallocene complexes


In lecture 2 bent metallocenes were introduced. These complexes differ from metallocenes (such as ferrocene and cobaltocene) by having frontier orbitals which extend outwards in the equatorial plane. In the following structures you can see the equatorial binding by rotating the molecules (keep the left hand mouse button clicked down and drag the molecule to the desired viewing position).

Cp2TiCl2     
Cp2Zr(S5)
Cp2Ti(C2H4)   
Cp2Zr(C4H6)
Cp2Zr(C2H4)(PMe3)
Cp2MoCl2
[Cp2W(H)3]+   
Cp2Ta(H)3
Cp2ReCl