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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Konar, S., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 47

publication date

  • May 2008