A Docosanuclear {Mo8Mn14} Cluster Based on [Mo(CN)7]4−


  • This work was supported by the Department of Energy (DE-FG02-02ER45999) from a grant to KRD.


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I'll take the high road: An anionic nanosize docosanuclear {Mo8Mn14} cluster based on the [Mo(CN)7]4− unit was synthesized and fully characterized by X-ray and magnetic studies. This molecule (see picture; Mo red, Mn purple, C gray, N blue) is the first discrete compound based on [Mo(CN)7]4− and contains the most paramagnetic centers (22) and the largest ground state spin value (S=31) for a cyanide-bridged cluster.