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Confirmation of the improbable

Certain transition-metal complexes are thought to exist only fleetingly, perhaps as intermediates in reactions. So the discovery of one such complex that is stable at room temperature is provocative.

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Figure 1: Stability in metal oxo complexes.


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Hill, C. Confirmation of the improbable. Nature 455, 1045–1047 (2008).

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