The use of the bis-bipyridine ligand L (1,2-bis(2,2′-bipyridyl-6-yl)ethane) in iron(III) chemistry has yielded a variety of new dinuclear and hexanuclear iron complexes, the latter containing a ladder-like supramolecular architecture. Treatment of L with two equivalents of HBF4 yields [H2L][BF4]21, the doubly protonated ligand. The FeX3/NaO2CR/L (2∶4∶1) reaction system in MeCN gives [Fe2OX2(O2CR)2L] (X = Cl, R = Ph 2; X = Br, R = Ph 3; X = Cl, R = Me 4). The same FeCl3/NaO2CPh/L (2∶4∶1) reaction system but in a 1∶1 MeCN–water solution gives green [Fe2OCl2(O2CPh)L(H2O)2]Cl 5, and in a water solution gives brown [Fe6O6(O2CPh)3L3(H2O)2]Cl36. Treatment of a 1∶2 MeOH–acetone solution of the nitrate salt of 6 with an excess of NaNO3 gives brown-red [Fe2O(NO3)4L] 7. Reaction of [NEt4]2[Fe2OCl6] with L and NaNO3 (2∶2∶1) in MeCN gives orange-brown Na2[Fe2OCl6L] 8, whereas reaction with L and NaO2CPh (1∶1∶1) in MeCN gives red-green [Fe2OCl2L2]Cl29. Complexes 1, 2 and 5–7 were characterized by X-ray crystallography. The cation of 1 exists in a single-step conformation, with planar bpy units stabilized by the presence of intra-bpy hydrogen bonding and intermolecular hydrogen bonding with the anion. All the dinuclear complexes contain a [Fe2O]4+ unit bridged by one L and either zero, one or two carboxylate groups. Complexes 2–4 are bridged by two carboxylate groups, with the two terminal halide ligands in a cis conformation. Complex 5 contains only one bridging benzoate group, and octahedral geometry at each FeIII is completed with terminal Cl− and H2O ligands, with the Cl− ligands in a trans conformation. Complex 6 can be described as three [Fe2O2(O2CPh)L]+ units joined together to give a near-planar [Fe6O6]6+ ladder-like core. This chain of Fe2 units is terminated by water molecules. The cation can be prepared as a Cl−, Br−, NO3−, ClO4−, PF6−, or BF4− salt. Complex 7 contains four chelating NO3− ligands and no bridging carboxylate group. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility studies of 4 and 6 in the 5.00 to 300 K range reveal both complexes to have S = 0 ground states. The data for 4 were fitted by the appropriate theoretical expression for a FeIII2 complex and a molar fraction (p) of S = 5/2 paramagnetic impurity, giving J = −119 (1.5) cm−1, g = 1.96(2) and p = 0.0102(2), with temperature-independent paramagnetism held constant at 500 × 10−6 cm3 mol−1. The obtained J value is consistent with that predicted by a previously published magnetostructural relationship.