Mixed-valent dodecanuclear vanadium cluster encapsulating chloride anions and its reaction to form a "bowl"-shaped cluster. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two oxovanadium phosphonate cage compounds have been synthesized in an organic solvent, and their characterization has been done by single-crystal X-ray analysis, IR spectroscopy, and bond valence sum calculations. The simple reaction of a mixed-valent closed V12 cage system produced another quasi-closed system composed of two V6 bowl-type cages.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Konar, S., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 49

complete list of authors

  • Konar, Sanjit||Clearfield, Abraham

publication date

  • May 2008