Interactions between Cyclopentadienyl Molecular Orbitals and Metal d Orbitals

The cyclopentadienyl anion C5H5 is the deprotonated form of cyclopentadiene. 6 π electrons make it aromatic and it acts as a pentahapto ligand, bound by all 5 carbons. It is formally a 6-electron donor, with σ donation to dz2 and π donation to dyz and dxz. The two LUMO states can accept electron density from the metal center.


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Carbon Monoxide | Phosphine | Hydrogen | Ethylene | Cyclobutadiene | Butadiene | Benzene | Allyl | Cyclopentadienyl | Carbene



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