sandwich compound


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sandwich compound

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(Elements & Compounds) chem any of a class of organometallic compounds whose molecules have a metal atom or ion bound between two plane parallel organic rings. See also metallocene
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When exposed to a liquid-nitrogen cooled surface, two benzene molecules would bond with chromium to create the organometallic sandwich compound di-benzene chromium.
The team used dye sensitised solar cells containing electrolytes made out of an iron-based organometallic compound called ferrocene, also known as 'sandwich compound' because it sandwiches an iron atom between two organic rings to form a highly stable compound structure.