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The cyclo-Sb6 ring in the [Sb6(RuCp*)2]2− ion

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The [Sb6(RuCp*)2]2− (1) anion represents the first example of a Zintl cluster with a boat-like cyclo-Sb6 subunit and the first ruthenium polyantimonide complex. The anion is dynamic in solution and fragments in the gas phase. Structural parameters and DFT calculations suggest the possibility of Sb[double bond, length as m-dash]Sb double bond character.

Graphical abstract: The cyclo-Sb6 ring in the [Sb6(RuCp*)2]2− ion

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The article was received on 10 Aug 2018, accepted on 26 Sep 2018 and first published on 26 Sep 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06542J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 11917-11920

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    The cyclo-Sb6 ring in the [Sb6(RuCp*)2]2− ion

    Y. Wang, P. Zavalij and B. Eichhorn, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11917
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06542J

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