A transition metal complex that possesses fewer @L03518@ than exist in the @C01333@. These complexes usually have fewer than 18 outer shell electrons at the central metal atom.
Source: PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1100 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'coordinatively unsaturated complex' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C01334 RISBibTexEndNote