A cyanide-bridged wheel featuring a seven-coordinate Mo(iii) center. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new cyclic molecule incorporating [MoIII(CN)7]4- has been characterized by single crystal X-ray methods, SQUID magnetometry and theoretical calculations. The wheel molecule [MoIII(CN)7]6[Ni(L)]12(H2O)6 exhibits ferromagnetic Mo-Ni coupling which did not exist for the previously reported octacyanometallate analogue [MoIV(CN)8]6[Ni(L)]12(H2O)6. These results indicate that known supramolecular architectures incorporating octacyanometallates can be used as platforms for making new molecules incorporating seven-coordinate cyanide precursors.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Kempe, D. K., Dolinar, B. S., Vignesh, K. R., Woods, T. J., Saber, M. R., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Kempe, David K||Dolinar, Brian S||Vignesh, Kuduva R||Woods, Toby J||Saber, Mohamed R||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • February 2019