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Molecular brass: Cu4Zn4, a ligand protected superatom cluster

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Abstract

The first example of ligand protected Cu–Zn clusters is described. Reaction of [CpCu(CNtBu)] with [Zn2Cp*2] yields [(CuCNtBu)4(ZnCp*)4] (1a) and [(CuCNtBu)4(ZnCp*)3(ZnCp)] (1b). According to DFT calculations, the [Cu4Zn4] unit fulfils the unified superatom model for cluster valence shell closing.

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The article was received on 06 May 2014, accepted on 18 Jun 2014, published on 19 Jun 2014 and first published online on 19 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03401E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8681-8684
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    Molecular brass: Cu4Zn4, a ligand protected superatom cluster

    K. Freitag, H. Banh, C. Gemel, R. W. Seidel, S. Kahlal, J. Saillard and R. A. Fischer, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8681
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03401E

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