[CrIII8MII6]12+ Coordination Cubes (MII=Cu, Co)

Sergio Sanz, Helen M. O'Connor, Eufemio Moreno Pineda, Kasper Steen Pedersen, Gary S. Nichol, Ole Mønsted, Høgni Weihe, Stergios Piligkos, Eric J. L. McInnes, Paul J. Lusby, Euan K. Brechin

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Abstract

[CrIII8MII6]12+ (MII=Cu, Co) coordination cubes were constructed from a simple [CrIIIL3] metalloligand and a “naked” MII salt. The flexibility in the design proffers the potential to tune the physical properties, as all the constituent parts of the cage can be changed without structural alteration. Computational techniques (known in theoretical nuclear physics as statistical spectroscopy) in tandem with EPR spectroscopy are used to interpret the magnetic behavior.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume54
Issue number23
Pages (from-to)6761–6764
ISSN1433-7851
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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