Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp 1037–1039 | Cite as

Electrochemical potentials, optical transitions, and frontier orbitals of non-bridged and bridged bent sandwich zirconocene complexes

  • G. V. Loukova
  • V. V. Strelets
Physical Chemistry


A linear correlation between the electrochemical gap values (G=E oxE red) and the energies of optical transition in the UV-vis region was found and justified for a series of non-bridged and bridged bent-sandwich zirconocene complexes with the general formula R(η5-L)2ZrX2, where L=cyclopentadienyl (Cp), indenyl (Ind), fluorenyl (Flu); X=Cl, Me; the bridging group R=SiMe2, (CH2)2.

Key words

metallocene complexes,ansa- and bent sandwich dichloride and dimethyl zirconocenes frontier molecular orbitals, redox properties, electrochemical gap, cyclic voltammetry electron transitions, electronic spectra, correlations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Loukova
    • 1
  • V. V. Strelets
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussian Federation

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