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Structural motifs and topological representation of Mn coordination clusters

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Abstract

Polynuclear coordination clusters have become of particular interest in recent times as a result of their relevance to bioinorganic chemistry and to the special area of molecule-based magnetic materials where cluster compounds behave as single-molecule magnets (SMMs). In this review we have focused on describing Mn coordination cluster complexes. Adopting our topological approach for the description of coordination clusters we present a means of classifying the structural motifs found in manganese clusters which range in nuclearity from 5 to 84, as well as some representative heterometallic Mn–M (M = K, Na, Ca, Sr, Ln) cluster complexes that have been reported. This sheds new light on the classification of the types of core structure accessible which, in turn, provides a useful means for developing the so-far missing magneto-structural correlation algorithm for these finite 0-D systems (212 references).

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2009 and first published on 23 Apr 2010


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B918192J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 2238-2271
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    Structural motifs and topological representation of Mn coordination clusters

    G. E. Kostakis, A. M. Ako and A. K. Powell, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 2238
    DOI: 10.1039/B918192J

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