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Issue 32, 2014
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[Ge8(Mo(CO)3)2]4−: an unprecedented 20-electron empty ten-vertex Zintl cluster

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The unprecedented ten-vertex Zintl anion with the two vertices occupied by transition metal fragments, [Ge8(Mo(CO)3)2]4−, has been synthesized and structurally characterized, representing the first example of 20-electron empty ten-vertex Zintl clusters. The two less cluster-bonding electrons result in a markedly distorted bicapped square antiprismatic structure featuring the up-expanded and down-compressed squares.

Graphical abstract: [Ge8(Mo(CO)3)2]4−: an unprecedented 20-electron empty ten-vertex Zintl cluster

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2014, accepted on 18 Feb 2014 and first published on 18 Feb 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00518J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4181-4183
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    [Ge8(Mo(CO)3)2]4−: an unprecedented 20-electron empty ten-vertex Zintl cluster

    Y. Wang, Q. Qin, J. Wang, R. Sang and L. Xu, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4181
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00518J

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