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  • A cyanide-linked 'chain-of-clusters' compound, K6[Mo6Se8(CN)5], is an intermediate formed when [Mo6Se8(CN)6]7- clusters are synthesized by dissolution of the binary Chevrel phase, Mo6Se8, into molten KCN. It is demonstrated that Mo6Se8 clusters need not be present at all in the reactants; they form spontaneously in the KCN flux from simple Mo/Se precursors. The orthogonality of the cluster SOMO and the bridging cyanide orbitals precludes any significant coupling of the cluster-localized unpaired electrons.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Magliocchi, C., Xie, X., & Hughbanks, T.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000 11:11 AM