Interactions between Allyl Molecular Orbitals and Metal d Orbitals

The allyl π system molecular orbitals bond to the metal d orbital with the correct symmetry. The lowest energy MO forms a σ bond to dz2. The HOMO behaves as a π donor into the dxz whilst the LUMO a π acceptor from the dyz.

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