The seven-component assembly of the bowl-shaped cages Cp*7Rh7(CN)122+ and Cp*Rh3Ir4(CN)122+

Stephen M. Contakes, Kevin K. Klausmeyer, Richard M. Milberg, Scott R. Wilson, Thomas B. Rauchfuss

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)X-3635
Issue number17
StatePublished - Aug 17 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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