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Synthesis and characterization of a Mo/Ag/Rb heterotrimetallic cluster with double-cage architecture

Lookup NU author(s): Ping Lin, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Ross Harrington, Professor Richard Henderson



The synthesis and characteristic properties of a Mo/Ag/Rb heterotrimetallic cluster by a self-assembly reaction, were analyzed. The thioanions of molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) have been used to prepare a structurally diverse range of heterometallic sulfide clusters. It was observed that a series of heterobimetallic dodecanuclear single cage-like clusters can be isolated from the reactions of [Et4N]2 [M2O2S 2edt2], where M = Mo and W. The results show that arrays of metal-sulfur clusters, linked through metal-crown ether complexes, can be formed, introduces a method for synthesizing a new type of metal-sulfur-based clusters under mild conditions.

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Author(s): Lin P, Clegg W, Harrington RW, Henderson RA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Dalton Transactions

Year: 2005

Issue: 14

Pages: 2349-2351

Date deposited: 09/07/2010

ISSN (print): 1477-9226

ISSN (electronic): 1477-9234

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/b503447g


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