Dr. William B. Wise’s favorite structure is:

molybdenyl acetyacetonate

Source: CAS # 17524-65-9

Why?

This was the first molecule whose crystal structure I determined. It was interesting because the molecule was assymetric and had four molecules in the unit cell. The central molybdenyl group has the oxygen atoms in a cis configuration rather than trans as might be anticipated.—Dr. William B. Wise

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