Stepwise assembly of [(C5H5)4(C5Me5)4Co4Rh4(CN)12]4+, an 'organometallic box'

Kevin K. Klausmeyer, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Scott R. Wilson

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A volume of 132 Å3 is enclosed by the title compound 1, which thus offers plenty of room for potential guest molecules. The synthesis from 2 [{Cp*RhCl2}2] and 4 [CpCo(CN)3]- begins with the construction of a 'molecular square' whose corners are alternately occupied by Co and Rh centers. Two squares react with one another to give a 'molecular box' without cleavage of any M - C bonds. Cp = C5H5, Cp* = C5Me5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1694-1696
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jul 3 1998


  • Cage compounds
  • Cobalt
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Cyanide
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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