A Mössbauer effect study of the bonding in several organoiron carbonyl clusters
After a brief review of the applications of the Mössbauer effect to cyclopentadienyl containing compounds, the chemistry and spectral properties of the various iron carbonyl complexes are described. The electronic properties of a series of trinuclear and tetranuclear organoiron clusters have been investigated through Fenske-Hall self-consistent field molecular orbital calculations, and the results are compared with the Mössbauer effect isomer shifts. A linear correlation is found between the Slater effective nuclear charge, as calculated from the Fenske-Hall partial orbital occupancy factors, and the isomer shift. In these compounds the 4s orbital populations are rather constant. However, the cis and trans isomers of [CpFe(CO)2]2 have a significantly lower 4s orbital populations. In this case, the reduced 4s population must be accounted for by adding it to the effective nuclear charge to obtain a good correlation with the isomer shift. © 1988 J.C. Baltzer AG, Scientific Publishing Company.
Long, Gary J., and James F. O'Brien. "A Mössbauer effect study of the bonding in several organoiron carbonyl clusters." Hyperfine Interactions 40, no. 1 (1988): 101-110.