A novel bowl-shaped cyanometalate cage [Cp*7Rh7(CN)12]2+ (3) forms via the reaction between MeCN solutions of Et4N[Cp*Rh(CN)3] and [Cp*Rh-(NCMe)3](PF6)2; this seven-component condensation proceeds in 89% yield. 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopic measurements as well as a single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies show that 3 features a C3v Rh7(CN)9 cage, which can be described as a fragment of a Rh8(CN)12 box.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 17 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry