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Quantum chemical calculations have been carried out to get some insight concerning the effects of temperature and solvent acidity on the structure and stability of solvated VO2+ as the elementary chemical unit involved in the nucleation of vanadophosphates. First, because some recent theoretical studies have suggested a tendency of density functional theory(More)
The combined time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) and theoretical study performed on luminescent [Mo6Br(i)8Br(a)6](2-)-based systems unambiguously shows that their NIR-luminescence is due to at least two emissive states. By quantum chemical studies, we show for the first time that important geometrical relaxations occur at the triplet states either by the(More)
We report on a detailed investigation of the crystal and electronic band structures and of the transport and thermodynamic properties of the Mo-based cluster compound Ag2Tl2Mo9Se11. This novel structure type crystallizes in the trigonal space group R3̅c and is built of a three-dimensional network of interconnected Mo9Se11 units. Single-crystal X-ray(More)
The synthesis, single crystal structure determination, and electronic structure of Nb10Cl16O7, the first Nb6 oxychloride stabilized without countercation, are reported in this work. The crystal structure is very original since it consists of layers built up from both Nb6 octahedral clusters and Nb2 pairs. The Nb6Oi6Cli6Cla6 and Nb2(mu2-Cl)2Cl4O4 units form(More)
[Mo6X14](2-) octahedral molybdenum clusters are the main building blocks of a large range of materials. Although (95)Mo nuclear magnetic resonance was proposed to be a powerful tool to characterize their structural and dynamical properties in solution, these measurements have never been complemented by theoretical studies which can limit their(More)
The distorted perovskites NaTaO(3) and NaNbO(3) have been studied using (23)Na multiple-quantum (MQ) MAS NMR. NaTaO(3) was prepared by high temperature solid state synthesis and the NMR spectra are consistent with the expected room temperature structure of the material (space group Pbnm), with a single crystallographic sodium site. Two samples of NaNbO(3)(More)
Analysis of the electronic structure of the electron-deficient cluster cation [Ru4(eta6-C6H6)4H4](2+) (1(2+)) by density functional theory calculations shows a very small energy gap (0.06 eV) between the diamagnetic singlet state and the paramagnetic triplet state, as a consequence of the absence of a significant Jahn-Teller distortion in the molecular(More)
Mo-based cluster compounds are promising materials for high-temperature thermoelectric applications due to their intrinsic, extremely low thermal conductivity values. In this study, polycrystalline cluster compounds Cs2CuxMo12Se14 were prepared for a wide range of Cu contents (0 ≤ x ≤ 2). All samples crystallize isostructurally in the trigonal space group(More)
The ternary reduced molybdenum sulphide Cs(~1)Mo12S14 has been synthesized by solid-state reaction at 1400 degrees C for 96 h in sealed molybdenum crucibles. The compound crystallizes in the trigonal space group P31c with the following lattice parameters: a = 9.9793 (2) A, c = 6.3730 (2) A, Z = 1. Its crystal structure was determined from single crystal(More)
The bottom-up synthesis of organometallic zinc clusters is described. The cation {[Zn10](Cp*)6 Me}(+) (1) is obtained by reacting [Zn2 Cp*2] with [FeCp2][BAr4 (F)] in the presence of ZnMe2. In the presence of suitable ligands, the high reactivity of 1 enables the controlled abstraction of single Zn units, providing access to the lower-nuclearity clusters(More)