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Organometallic coordination compounds in which one atom of a transition metal such as iron, ruthenium or osmium is bonded to and only to the face of two cyclopentadienyl [η5-(C5H5)] ligands which lie in parallel planes. The term should not be used for analogues having rings other than cyclopentadienyl as ligands.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307 (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1349
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