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Directed Synthesis of {Mn18Cu6} Heterometallic Complexes


  • We thank EPSRC (EP/I027203/1) and The University of Glasgow for financial support as well as Dr. Jennifer Mathieson and Prof. Leroy Cronin for mass spectral data.


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A two-step method for the directed synthesis of high-nuclearity MnIII-MnII-CuII heterometallic transition metal complexes is described. The synthesis starts from a preformed copper(II) complex to trap an inner hexacapped cuboctahedral manganese oxide core.