Argonne Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Used to Solve the Molecular Structure of a Novel Organometallic Complex

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Science  08 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4593, pp. 197-199
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4593.197


The single-crystal structure of Mn(CO)3(C7H11) is the first to be solved by direct methods based on time-of-flight neutron diffraction data obtained at the Argonne Intense Pulsed Neutron Source. The molecule contains an unusual three-center, two-electron manganese-hydrogen-carbon interaction.