A four-shell, 136-metal 3d-4f heterometallic cluster approximating a rectangular parallelepiped

Xiang Jian Kong, La Sheng Long, Rong Bin Huang, Lan Sun Zheng, T. David Harris, Zhiping Zheng

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A nanosized heterometallic cluster containing 60 La(iii) and 76 Ni(ii) ions, which are arranged into a four-shell, nest-like framework structure, was obtained by the hydrolytic reaction of the mixed La(NO3) 3-Ni(NO3)2 system using iminodiacetate as an ancillary ligand to control the hydrolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4354-4356
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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