University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 47-52.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201908030

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Electronic Configurations and Bonding Characteristics of Novel Metal Complexes in Coordination Chemistry

Xuelu Ma*()   

  • Received:2019-08-26 Accepted:2019-10-10 Published:2020-01-09
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The most prominent feature of coordination compounds is the coordination bond between the central atom and the ligand around. It is an important theoretical component of the coordination chemistry to study the electronic configuration and geometry of the complexes and clarify the nature of coordination bonds. Based on the brief review of basic bonding theory, the high-level original domestic works in recent years are introduced in this article. Novel types of metal complexes with unique aromaticity, low oxidation state, high coordination number and actinide metal are emphasized with respect to the electronic configuration and bonding characteristics, which will be beneficial for enriching and developing the basic theory of coordination chemistry.

Key words: Metal complexes, Aromaticity, Oxidation state, Coordination number, Bonding characteristics