Synthesis and Structure of Cyclic Hexanuclear Oxo-alkoxo-carboxylatoniobium(IV) Complexes

Bee Lean Ooi, Inger Søtofte, Jagadese J. Vittal

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The reaction of trichloroacetic acid and trfluoroacetic acid with zinc-reduced niobium pentachloride in ethanolic solutions affords the compounds Nb6(mu2-O)3(mu2-O2CCX3)6(mu2-OC2H5)6(OC2H5)6 (X = Cl, F respectively). A cyclic hexanuclear structure is revealed by X-ray crystallographic studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Pages (from-to)625-629
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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