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A metallocycle (also metallacycle) in organometallic chemistry is a cyclic compound with at least one carbon atom replaced by a metal.[1] Metallacycles appear frequently as reactive intermediates in chemistry. Examples are olefin metathesis and alkyne trimerization.

The related process of cyclometalation describes the formation of metallocycles.


  1. ^ Jolly, William L. (1989). Modern Inorganic Chemistry, third Edition, McCraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-032760-2. 
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