Scheer, Manfred and Bai, Junfeng and Johnson, Brian P. and Merkle, Roger and Virovets, Alexander and Anson, Christopher E. (2005) Fullerene-Like Nanoballs Formed by Pentaphosphaferrocene and CuBr. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2005 (20), pp. 4023-4026.
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Reaction of [CpxFe(5-P5)] with CuBr leads to the fullerene-like nanoballs  comprising a cluster core of 90 non-carbon atoms. In contrast to previous results by variation of stoichiometry and concentration conditions, the formation of polymeric product was hindered, and exclusive formation of the spherical cage compound was achieved. The cluster 5b possesses an inside diameter of 1.29 nm and an outside diameter of 2.37 nm. Definitive evidence for encapsulation of a [CpxFe(5-P5)] unit (1b) within the inner cavity of the nanocluster 5b is shown by X-ray crystallographic results.
|Date:||8 September 2005|
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Anorganische Chemie > Chair Prof. Dr. Manfred Scheer|
|Keywords:||Polyphosphorus ligands; Fullerene-like molecules; Iron; Phosphorus; Cluster; Nanochemistry|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||07 Jun 2010 13:04|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:29|