Expanded redox accessibility via ligand substitution in an octahedral Fe6Br6 cluster

T. David Harris, Qinliang Zhao, Raúl Hernández Sánchez, Theodore A. Betley

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Oxidation of the nominally all-ferrous hexanuclear cluster ( HL)2Fe6 with six equivalents of ferrocenium in the presence of bromide ions results in a six-electron oxidation of the Fe 6 core to afford the nominally all-ferric cluster ( HL)2Fe6Br6. The hexabromide cluster is also structurally characterized in a 4+ core oxidation state. A structural comparison of these two clusters provides an insight into the Fe6 core electronic structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6344-6346
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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