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Lanthanoid 'bottlebrush' clusters: remarkably elongated metal-oxo core structures with controllable lengths


Dalessio, D and Sobolev, AN and Skelton, BW and Fuller, RO and Woodward, RC and Lengkeek, NA and Fraser, BH and Massi, M and Ogden, MI, Lanthanoid 'bottlebrush' clusters: remarkably elongated metal-oxo core structures with controllable lengths, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136, (43) pp. 15122-15125. ISSN 0002-7863 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1021/ja506677h


Large metal–oxo clusters consistently assume spherical or regular polyhedral morphologies rather than high-aspect-ratio structures. Access to elongated core structures has now been achieved by the reaction of lanthanoid salts with a tetrazole-functionalized calixarene in the presence of a simple carboxylate co-ligand. The resulting Ln19 and Ln12 clusters are constructed from apex-fused Ln5O6 trigonal bipyramids and are formed consistently under a range of reaction conditions and reagent ratios. Altering the carboxylate co-ligand structure reliably controls the cluster length, giving access to a new class of rod-like clusters of variable length.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:F-block chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Fuller, RO (Dr Rebecca Fuller)
ID Code:135615
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-11-05
Last Modified:2019-12-11

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