Talk:List of named inorganic compounds

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I dont know whether to include classes of compounds - schrock carbene (currently listed), schiff base (currently not included) or not. (as opposed to just a list of specific compounds that are named after individuals). What do people think?

My vote is not for classes of compounds, so no Grignard, no Schrock carbene. I would also vote against solutions (Fehlings etc). My views are often not shared, so you want to hear from others. One also has to guard against newly minted or barely notable named compounds. Finally, the list is not really inorganic anymore. Perhaps two lists, organometallic being the second.--Smokefoot (talk) 22:06, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Ok. Lets see how many classes of compounds we get, then maybe split the list into specific and generic. Personally I dont draw a line of distinction between an inorganic and organometallic species, as all organometallic compounds should be regarded as inorganic. In fact these days many coordination compounds get called "organometallic" despite there being no M-C bonds... the name refers to an "organic" ligand coordinated to a metal center, even if it coordinates through N or O atoms, for example. This is becomign fairly common practise that the term organometallic is being used increasingly loosely. There is more of a grey line between main group derivatives that are regarded as inorganic and organic species (N,C,O containing). e.g. Lawesson's reagent ([CH3OC6H4PS2]2), Corey-Chaykowsky reagent (O=S(CH2)Me2) and Woollins' reagent ((PhP(Se)Se)2) all blur that line. Simply demonstrates how artificial the boundary between inorganic and organic chemistry actually is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Owensumm (talkcontribs) 23:09, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Create category?[edit]

Could this list not be better served by creating a category "name chemicals" or some such (I guess 'eponymous chemicals' would be the least awkward description)? name reactions are handled this way.

Unsure of notability or even reality of these[edit]

Where are journal articles etc with these in the title?

  • Muetterties complexes ((allyl)ML3 L = phosphine)
  • Rosenthal complex (Cp2Zr(SiMe3CCSiMe3)(py))
  • Noyori catalyst (Ru(NEt3)2(S,S-BINAP)), no doubt there is something called Noyori cat but this seems to be unlikely formulation
  • Milstein catalyst (Ru[NNP](H)(CO) | [NNP] = amino vinylpyridyl phosphine), no doubt there is something called Milstein cat but this seems to be unlikely formulation

--Smokefoot (talk) 21:48, 3 December 2017 (UTC)