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Enantiomerically Pure Chiral {Fe28} Wheels

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  • Zhi-Ming Zhang Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Ren Min Street No.5268, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China), Fax: (+86) 431-85098787
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  • Yang-Guang Li Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Ren Min Street No.5268, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China), Fax: (+86) 431-85098787
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  • Shuang Yao Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Ren Min Street No.5268, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China), Fax: (+86) 431-85098787
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  • En-Bo Wang Prof.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Ren Min Street No.5268, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China), Fax: (+86) 431-85098787
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  • Yong-Hui Wang Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Ren Min Street No.5268, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China), Fax: (+86) 431-85098787
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  • Rodolphe Clérac Prof.

    1. CNRS, UPR 8641, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP) Equipe “Matériaux Moléculaires Magnétiques”, 115 avenue du Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Pessac, F-33600 (France)
    2. Université de Bordeaux, UPR 8641, Pessac, 33600 (France)
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  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20701005); the Postdoctoral station Foundation of Ministry of Education (No. 20060200002); the Creation Foundation of Northeast Normal University (NENU-STC07009); the University of Bordeaux, the CNRS, and the Région Aquitaine.

Abstract

Wheels of steel: Two enantiomerically pure chiral {Fe28} wheel-like aggregates have been synthesized from the acetate buffer solution containing ferric ions and chiral tartrate ligands (see picture). These compounds are the largest chiral ferric aggregates isolated to date.

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