Journal article

A mixed-valence, hexadecamolybdenum cluster with an Mo-VI cubane "Jewel" in a "Setting" of five molybdate(VI)-linked dinuclear Mo-V units

Lyndal MR Hill, Brendan F Abrahams, Charles G Young

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2008

Abstract

The hexadecanuclear, mixed-valence cluster [Mo(16)O(42)(OH)(2)(3-iPrC(3)H(3)N(2))(12)].H(2)O (1), has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography, IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The C(2)-symmetric complex consists of a cubane Mo(VI) (4)O(4) "jewel" held in a 10-point "setting" comprised of five dinuclear Mo(V) units tethered together by two tetrahedral Mo(VI) centers. The dinuclear units are ligated by twelve 3-isopropylpyrazole units that interact with the Mo--O framework through a network of hydrogen bonds. Structural parameters, charge requirements, and bond valence sum analyses support the assignment of +5 and +6 oxidation states to the dinuclear and cubane/tetrah..

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