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Structural Chemistry of Group 14 Elements

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216949
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0014

Series: International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography

 Structural Chemistry of Group 14 Elements

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This chapter discusses the basic organic crystal structures, starting with the allotropes of carbon. It then covers the (aliphatic, aromatic, and fullerenic) compounds of carbon and the bonding in these compounds. The abnormal carbon-carbon single bonds, complexes containing a naked carbon atom, and complexes containing naked dicarbon ligands are discussed. The subsequent sections are on the chemistry of silicon (including silicates, silicide, etc.), halides, oxides, polyatomic anions, and organometallic compounds of the heavier members of Group 14 (germanium, tin, and lead).

Keywords: allotropes of carbon; carbon nanotubes; carbon-carbon bonds; cluster complexes; disilenes; fullerenes; fullerenic compounds; hyperconjugation; silanes; silicates

Chapter.  21498 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Crystallography

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