Conversion of a Re(IV) tetrahedral cluster to.a Re(III) octahedral cluster: Synthesis of [(CH3)C(NH2)2]4 [Re6Se8(CN)6] by a solvothermal route

Mehtap Emirdag-Eanes, James A Ibers*

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Abstract

The compound [(CH3)C(NH2)2]4 [Re6Se8(CN)6] has been synthesized by the reaction at 200°C for 3 days of Re4Te4(TeCl2)4Cl8, KSeCN, and NH4Cl in superheated acetonitrile. This compound crystallizes in the space group C2/c of the monoclinic system with four formula units in a cell of dimensions a = 20.3113(14) Å, b = 10.1332(7) Å, c = 19.9981(14) Å, β = 106.754(1)°, V = 3941.3(5) Å3 (T = 153 K). The [Re6Se8(CN)6]4- anion comprises an Re6 octahedron face capped by μ3-Se atoms, with each Re atom liganded by a CN group. The anions and cations are connected by an extensive network of hydrogen bonds. The conversion of a Re(IV) tetrahedral cluster to a Re(III) octahedral cluster appears to be unprecedented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6170-6171
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2002

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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