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Organometallic mechanisms: Measuring up with the early metals

Mathematically modelling metal–ligand bonding in late transition-metal complexes has been an important tool in catalyst development — although lacking for early transition metals such as Cr and Ti. Now, a simple method for measuring ligand donor properties promises to elevate high-valent early transition metal catalysis to the same level.

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  1. Ian Tonks is in the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA

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