Electronic Structure of (η 5-c5h5)pt(ch3)3 and (η5-c5(ch3)5)pt(ch3)3 From Uv Photoelectron Spectra

D. S. Yang, G. M. Bancroft, R. J. Puddephatt, B. E. Bursten, S. D. Mckee

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Gas-phase He I and He II photoelectron spectra for CpPtMe3and the new complex Cp*PtMe3(Cp = η5-C5H5, Cp* = η5-C5Me5, Me = CH3) have been obtained. The valence orbitals responsible for the ionizations have been assigned to the corresponding molecular orbitals with the aid of Fenske-Hall molecular orbital calculations. The ordering of the molecular orbitals (in order of increasing binding energy) is Pt 5d < Pt-Me < Pt-Cp. From the photoelectron results, it is apparent that the Cp e1” orbitals interact strongly with the metal orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-877
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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