bidentate ligand


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bidentate ligand

[bī′den‚tāt ′lig·ənd]
(inorganic chemistry)
A chelating agent having two groups capable of attachment to a metal ion.
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Thymidine like uridine acts as a bidentate ligand involving N(3) and O(4) in metal binding [7] and rules out the possibility to bind through the deoxyribose unit [8].
2 Supramolecular Construction of Chelating Bidentate Ligand Libraries through Hydrogen Bonding: Concept and Applications in Homogeneous Metal Complex Catalysis (Bernhard Breit).
5]L species; and where L is a chelating bidentate ligand, rapid continuation to the chelating M[(CO).