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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.2.3 Organometallic compounds with anionic ligands

These may be named be citing the name(s) of the organic group(s), in alphabetical order, followed by the name of the metal and the anion name(s) in alphabetical order if more than one. The names of the anion are separated from the name of the metal, and from each other, by spaces. Hydrogen may also be included in alphabetical order with the organic groups. They may also be named by citing the name(s) of all anionic groups expressed as ligands, in alphabetical order, followed by the name of the metal (see Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry , Recommendation I-10).

Note: For antimony, bismuth, germanium, tin, and lead, substitutive names based on the corresponding parent hydride, where appropriate, are preferred in these recommendations (see R-5.2.1).

Examples to R-5.2.3


Diphenylantimony chloride



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