Complex chemistry with complex compounds

Robert Eichler, M. Asai, H. Brand, N. M. Chiera, A. Di Nitto, R. Dressler, Ch E. Düllmann, J. Even, F. Fangli, M. Goetz, H. Haba, W. Hartmann, E. Jäger, D. Kaji, J. Kanaya, Y. Kaneya, J. Khuyagbaatar, B. Kindler, Y. Komori, B. KrausJ. V. Kratz, J. Krier, Y. Kudou, N. Kurz, S. Miyashita, K. Morimoto, K. Morita, M. Murakami, Y. Nagame, K. Ooe, D. Piguet, N. Sato, T. K. Sato, J. Steiner, P. Steinegger, T. Sumita, M. Takeyama, K. Tanaka, T. Tomitsuka, A. Toyoshima, K. Tsukada, A. Türler, I. Usoltsev, Y. Wakabayashi, Y. Wang, N. Wiehl, Y. Wittwer, A. Yakushev, S. Yamaki, S. Yano, S. Yamaki, Z. Qin

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In recent years gas-phase chemical studies assisted by physical pre-separation allowed for the investigation of fragile single molecular species by gas-phase chromatography. The latest success with the heaviest group 6 transactinide seaborgium is highlighted. The formation of a very volatile hexacarbonyl compound Sg(CO)6 was observed similarly to its lighter homologues molybdenum and tungsten. The interactions of these gaseous carbonyl complex compounds with quartz surfaces were investigated by thermochromatography. Second-generation experiments are under way to investigate the intramolecular bond between the central metal atom of the complexes and the ligands addressing the influence of relativistic effects in the heaviest compounds. Our contribution comprises some aspects of the ongoing challenging experiments as well as an outlook towards other interesting compounds related to volatile complex compounds in the gas phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements
EditorsDirk Rudolph
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890118
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016
Event2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements - Fjalkinge, Sweden
Duration: May 29 2016Jun 3 2016

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Other2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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