Unusual magnetic metal-cyanide cubes of ReII with alternating octahedral and tetrahedral corners. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two cyanide-bridged molecular cubes of general formula [{MCl} 4{ReII (triphos)(CN)3}4], M = Fe, Co (depicted), triphos=1,1,1.tris (diphenylphosphanylmethyl)ethane, and their magnetic properties are reported. The cubes are prepared in good yields from the reaction of the ReII complex [Et4N][ReII (triphos)(CN)3] with the appropriate divalent metal halide and consist of octahedral ReII and tetrahedral M corners bridged by cyanide ligands.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Schelter, E. J., Prosvirin, A. V., Reiff, W. M., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 78

complete list of authors

  • Schelter, Eric J||Prosvirin, Andrey V||Reiff, William M||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • September 2004