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Evidence of asymmetric cation solvation from the instability of [Pb(H2O)n]2+ complexes

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Experiments on [Pb(H2O)n]2+ complexes show that they require an unusually large number of water molecules (eleven) to stabilize the Pb2+ ion against charge (proton) transfer.

Graphical abstract: Evidence of asymmetric cation solvation from the instability of [Pb(H2O)n]2+ complexes

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Submitted
21 Jan 2009
Accepted
11 May 2009
First published
29 May 2009

Chem. Commun., 2009, 4088-4090
Article type
Communication

Evidence of asymmetric cation solvation from the instability of [Pb(H2O)n]2+ complexes

K. McQuinn, F. Hof, J. S. McIndoe, X. Chen, G. Wu and A. J. Stace, Chem. Commun., 2009, 4088
DOI: 10.1039/B901368G

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