tetradentate ligand


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tetradentate ligand

[¦te·trə′den‚tāt ′līg·ənd]
(inorganic chemistry)
A chelating agent which has four groups capable of attachment to a metal ion. Also known as quadridentate ligand.
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All the transition metal complexes show same structure whereby the metal ion is surrounded by a single tetradentate ligand producing square planar geometry.
Ghammamy, Synthesis, Characterization and Anti-Tumor Activity of Iron (III) Schiff Base Complexes with Unsymmetric Tetradentate Ligands, Bull.
Delaume, Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Behaviour of Some Copper(II) Complexes with Linear and Tripodal Tetradentate Ligands Derived From Schiff Bases, Polyhedron, 16, 2175 (1997).