Organotellurium halides: New ligands for transition metal complexes

Yury Torubaev, Alexander Pasynskii, Pradeep Mathur

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This review summarizes recent advances in the coordination chemistry of organotellurium halides with an emphasis on the special features of the coordination patterns of the aryltellurium halides (ArTeX; X = Br, I) in transition metal carbonyl complexes (Fe, Co, Mn, Re, Ru). Unusual shortening of metal-tellurium bonds and inter- and intramolecular X → Te secondary interactions are observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-721
Number of pages13
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number5-8
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Chalcohalides
  • Hypervalent
  • Organotellurium
  • Secondary bond
  • Tellurenyl
  • Tellurides
  • Tellurohalides
  • Transition metal complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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