The trigonal prism is rare in chemistry, and it has now been established as a new geometry for cage compounds. In the title compound, a cyanometalate cage obtained from the reaction of [Mo(CO)3(MeCN)3] with 1.5 equivalents of CN- in the presence of K+, the formally 18-coordinate K+ ion lies at the center of the prism (shown schematically). Thus, classical metal-carbonyl complexes are promising precursors to cyanometalate cages.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Jun 2 2000|
- Cage compounds
- Inclusion compounds
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