An isostructural series of Np(V) MOFs with shp-topology were synthesized and characterized. X-ray diffraction data revealed an unusual wheel-shaped node of 18 neptunyl polyhedra stabilized in the framework. Strong distortion in local coordination of the neptunium atoms is evidenced by Np-Oyl bond lengths that lie outside the typical range for Np(V). The structure was further interrogated by Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations to assign the vibrational modes.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry