Discovering the pivotal role of carbonate in the formation of a bis-phenolate supported Co-15 cluster

Ross McLellan, Julien Reze, Stephanie M. Taylor, Ruaraidh D. McIntosh*, Euan K. Brechin, Scott J. Dalgarno

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Abstract

Unexpected panelling by mu(6)-CO32- anions has been observed to support the formation of a new and unusual Co-15 cluster. The arrangement is further stabilised by bis-phenolate ligands which assemble in a manner akin to tetrahomodioxacalix[4]arene. The reaction proceeds in very low yield as mu(6)-CO32- anions are formed in situ, but targeted synthesis by addition of carbonate improves synthetic yield and highlights the pivotal role of this anion in the overall assembly process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2202-2204
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number17
Early online date9 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • CALIXARENE
  • COMPLEXES
  • MAGNETS
  • METAL

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