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η (eta or hapto)

in inorganic nomenclature
An affix giving a topological indication of the bonding between a π-electron ligand and the central atom in a coordination entity. A right superscript numerical index indicates the number of ligating atoms in the π-electron system of the ligand which bind to the central atom. Examples:
  1. [Fe(CO)3(C4H6SO)], tricarbonyl(η2-dihydrothiophene 1-oxide-κO)iron.
  2. [Cr(CO)4(C4H6)], tetracarbonyl(η4-2-methylene-1,3-propanediyl)chromium.
See also: Blue Book, p. 465
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077 (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1120
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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