A chiral 60-metal sodalite cage featuring 24 vertex-sharing [Er 43-OH) 4] cubanes

Xlang Jlan Kong, Ylnglan Wu, La Sheng Long, Lan Sun Zheng, Zhiplng Zheng

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A chiral, cagelike, high-nuclearity lanthanide hydroxide cluster containing 60 Er(III) ions is reported. The cluster core possesses a fascinating sodalite-like structure with 24 vertex-sharing cubane-like [Er4(μ3-OH)4]8+ units. The hexagonal face of the sodalite cage features a templating μ 6-CO 3 2- ion. Magnetic studies revealed weak antiferromagnetic interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6918-6919
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 27 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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