Electron accountancy for metal complexes
Use this form to build your compound. As an example, the default settings show you how to complete the form for a simple cobalt complex [CoCl2(En)2]+. There are a number of points:
- Enter the symbol of the central metal atom
- For ligands, you can:
- use ligand abbreviations such as 'En' provided these start with a capital letter and contain no other capital letters. Thus, En and Thf are OK, en and THF are not.
- use formulae such as PPh3
- use names such as chloride or chloro
- use formulae such as C7H7 (but care, does this mean benzyl or cycloheptatrienyl?)
- If the program at the other end of this form doesn't understand any entry or if the entry is ambiguous as in the C7H7 case above, it will try and tell you.
Copyright 1993-2001Mark Winter [University of Sheffield, England]