Progress is the investigation of coordinatively unsaturated metal carbonyls in the gas phase via transient spectroscopy is reviewed. The reasons for an emphasis on gas-phase systems with infrared detection is discussed. Recent results involving the spectroscopy, reaction kinetics, and photophysics of coordinatively unsaturated metal carbonyls are presented for a number of systems. Comparisons are made between the results obtained on different systems. Results are summarized in a series of propensity rules and potential areas for future work are delineated.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry