An inorganic-organic hybrid composite featuring metal-chalcogenide clusters

Bryan K. Roland, Ware H. Flora, Michael D. Carducci, Neal R. Armstrong, Zhiping Zheng

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The cluster complex, [Re63-Se) 8(PEt3)5(4-vinylpyridine)](SbF 6)2 (1), featuring the face-capped octahedral [Re 63-Se)8]2+ cluster core and site-differentiating triethylphosphine and 4-vinylpyridine ligands has been synthesized and structurally characterized. The complex crystallized in monoclinic space group P21 with a = 11.748(1) Å, b = 15.1212(2) Å, c = 19.941(2) Å, α = 90°, β = 94.411(3)°, γ = 90°, V = 3531.8(7) Å3, Z = 2, R1 = 0.0531, wR2 = 0.0774. Copolymerization of styrene with 1 via the polymerizable 4-vinylpyridine ligand afforded a novel inorganic-organic hybrid composite of high molecular weight and a low polydispersity index. Structural integrity of the cluster building block is maintained upon hybrid formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-458
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • 4-vinylpyridine
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
  • Polymerization
  • Rhenium chalcogenide clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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