Higher Nuclearity Group 14 Metalloid Clusters: [Sn9{Sn(NRR')}6]

Brynda, Marcin, Herber, Rolfe, Hitchcock, Peter B, Lappert, Michael F, Nowik, I, Power, P P, Protchenko, Andrey V, Ruzicka, Ales and Steiner, Jochen (2006) Higher Nuclearity Group 14 Metalloid Clusters: [Sn9{Sn(NRR')}6]. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 45 (26). pp. 4333-4337. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

A perfect tin! Two 15-nuclear tin metalloid clusters [Sn15Z6] (Z=N(2,6-iPr2C6H3)(SiMe2X); X=Me, Ph), having an unprecedented body-centered metal core (see picture; only N atoms of the amide ligands shown), were prepared by reduction of the appropriate amidotin(II) chloride with KC8 or Li[BHsBu3]. Mössbauer spectra showed two distinct quadrupole-splitting sites in the ratio of 1.5:1 for the Sn9 atoms and the six amido-bound tin atoms.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First example of a body-centred cluster of a Group 14 element, chosen as cover of Issue 45 of this journal and highlighted in Chem and Eng. News. MFL directed the work at Sussex and is one of three corresponding authors.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15385
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