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.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry