Synthetic and Structural Studies of Cobalt–Pivalate Complexes (pages 5142–5161)
Guillem Aromí, Andrei S. Batsanov, Paul Christian, Madeleine Helliwell, Andrew Parkin, Simon Parsons, Andrew A. Smith, Grigore A. Timco and Richard E. P. Winpenny
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.200304993
The seemingly simple reaction system involving cobalt ions and pivalate as the ligand is immensely complex. Reaction with protic solvents produces heterocubanes and butterflies, while oxidation in aprotic solvents generates a range of cages based on cubanes, including a tetradecanuclear cage, the core of which is shown.