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The electrochemical synthesis and X-ray single crystal study of Re4O6(OiPr)10 – a new Rhenium(V, VI) cluster with an unprecedented arrangement of metal–metal bonds

Shcheglov, Pavel A.; Seisenbaeva, Gulaim; Drobot, Dmitrii V.; Kessler, Vadim


The anodic oxidation of rhenium metal in isopropanol at temperatures not exceeding 20 degreesC provides with good yields the crystalline Re4O6(O-i Pr)(10) (I) complex, the molecular structure of which is built up around a practically ideal (Re-Re 2.52-2.54 Angstrom) planar rhombus of metal atoms, being thus connected by five equivalent metal-metal bonds in a system with only six cluster electrons. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


rhenium alkoxide; electrochemical synthesis; X-ray structure; metal-metal bonds; cluster compounds

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Inorganic Chemistry Communications
2001, Volume: 4, number: 5, pages: 227-229

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      Inorganic Chemistry

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