Influencing the Orientation of Jahn–Teller Axes in Butterfly-Like MnIII4 Clusters

Authors

  • Dr. Ross McLellan,

    1. Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)
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  • Dr. Maria A. Palacios,

    1. EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)
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  • Prof. Euan K. Brechin,

    Corresponding author
    1. EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)
    • Euan K. Brechin, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)

      Scott J. Dalgarno, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

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  • Dr. Scott J. Dalgarno

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)
    • Euan K. Brechin, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JJ (United Kingdom)

      Scott J. Dalgarno, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

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Abstract

A bis-phenolate that has structural similarities to both calix[4]arene and the oxacalix[n]arenes provides access to a “butterfly”-like Mn4 cluster in which all metals are in the oxidation state+3. Specific properties of this ligand, in comparison to others in the literature, offer a route to influencing the orientation of the Jahn–Teller axes within this cluster motif, which possesses a rare oxidation state arrangement.

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