isocyano vs cyanido-kN

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isocyano vs cyanido-kN

Postby MMckinney_4H » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:09 pm

How do we know which one to use between isocyano and cyanido-kN?

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Re: isocyano vs cyanido-kN

Postby Mashkinadze_1D » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:16 pm

According to the ligand naming worksheet on the website, either will be accepted but generally Dr. Lavelle prefers we use isocyano.

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Re: isocyano vs cyanido-kN

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:17 pm

It all depends on what the transition metal is binding to. If it is binding to the Carbon in CN, then use cyanido. If it is binding to the Nitrogen, then use isocyano.

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