An unprecedented Fe(36) phosphonate cage. Academic Article uri icon


  • The reaction of 2-pyridylphosphonic acid (LH(2)) with iron(II) perchlorate and iron(III) nitrate afforded an interconnected, double-layered, cationic iron cage, [{Fe(36)L(44)(H(2)O)(48)}](20+) (1a), the largest interconnected, polynuclear ferric cage reported to date. Magnetic studies on 1a revealed antiferromagnetic coupling between the spins on adjacent Fe(III) ions.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Beavers, C. M., Prosvirin, A. V., Cashion, J. D., Dunbar, K. R., & Richards, A. F.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Beavers, Christine M||Prosvirin, Andrey V||Cashion, John D||Dunbar, Kim R||Richards, Anne F

publication date

  • January 2013