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Keywords:

  • chalcogenides;
  • cluster compounds;
  • imidazolate ligands;
  • organic–inorganic hybrid composites;
  • solvothermal synthesis
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An unlikely marriage between chalcogenide clusters and imidazolates leads to a family of 3D covalent arrays of supertetrahedral chalcogenide clusters and imidazolate ligands (see picture). These are the first examples of supertetrahedral clusters being assembled with anionic ligands.