ATh12N6X29 (A [DOUBLE BOND] Li…Rb; X [DOUBLE BOND] Cl, Br): A New Type of Thorium Cluster with a Th12N6 Core

Authors

  • Dr. Thomas P. Braun,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (711)689-1642
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  • Prof. Dr. Arndt Simon,

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    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (711)689-1642
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (711)689-1642
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  • Dr. Fred Böttcher,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (711)689-1642
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  • Dr. Fumio Ueno

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (711)689-1642
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Abstract

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Six nitrogen-centered tetrahedra are condensed through common edges to form the star-shaped cluster unit [Th12N6] (shown on the right) in the title compounds, which are accessible by several approaches. The incorporation of alkali metal atoms proved to be essential for stabilizing the metal–metal bonds in the central octahedron of this novel cluster.

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