The term designates structures in which a hydrogen atom is bonded to both a carbon atom and a metal atom. The term is also used to characterize the interaction between a CH
bond and an unsaturated metal centre, and to describe similar bonding of a transition metal with Si–H
compounds. The expression 'µ
-hydrido-bridged' is also used to describe the bridging hydrogen.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. 'Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 1082 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199466051077)