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Three-Dimensional Covalent Co-Assembly between Inorganic Supertetrahedral Clusters and Imidazolates


  • We thank the NSF (P.F. CHEM-0809335, X.B. DMR-0846958) and Research Corporation (X.B. CC6593) for support of this work. P.F. is a Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar.


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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.