Built to order: Molecular tinkertoys from the [Re6(μ3-Se)8]2+ clusters

Bryan K. Roland, Hugh D. Selby, Michael D. Carducci, Zhiping Zheng

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Ligand substitution of [Re63-Se)8(PEt3)5(CH3CN)](SbF6)2 (1) with pyridyl-based ligands, 2,4,6-tri-4-pyridyl-1,3,5-triazine (L1) and 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)-21H,23H-porphine (L2), produced respectively the star-shaped tricluster (T1) and tetracluster (T2) arrays, wherein three (T1) and four (T2) units of the [Re63-Se)8]2+ core-containing clusters are interconnected by the corresponding bridging ligands. These novel supramolecular assemblies were characterized by a combination of NMR (1H and 31P) spectroscopy, ESI-MS, and microanalysis. The molecular and solid-state structures of T1 have also been established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3222-3223
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 3 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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