Viswanathan Baskar

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The synthesis and structure of a novel decanuclear copper(II) cage is reported. The assembly of the cage is facilitated by the cumulative coordinative interaction of tert-butyl phosphonate, 2-pyridylpyrazole and hydroxide ligands with copper(II) ions. Magnetic studies of this decanuclear copper(II) cage indicate complex antiferromagnetic behaviour.
The reaction of RSbO3H2 with t-butylsilanetriol has led to the isolation of organoantimony(v) based molecular triangles stabilized by siloxane frameworks. Depending on the reaction conditions employed or the substituents present on the antimony atom, either a combination of a disiloxane and a tetrasiloxane framework or a trisiloxane framework was generated(More)
Molecular oxo-hydroxo clusters have been synthesized by reactions of arylstibonic acids with organophosphonic acid and phenylseleninic acid. Single crystal X-ray structural elucidation revealed the formation of [(p-i-PrC6H4Sb)4(OH)4(t-BuPO3)6] (1), [(p-t-BuC6H4Sb)4(O)2(PhPO3)4(PhPO3H)4] (2), [(p-i-PrC6H4Sb)4(O)3(OH)(PhSeO2)2(t-BuPO3)4(t-BuPO3H2)2] (3),(More)
The anion exchange reactions of Cl-macrocycle 1a [(p-MeO-C6H4)2Te)2(μ-O)(μ-PhSeO2)(μ4-Cl)]2 with AgNO3, AgClO4 and AgBF4 yielded colourless solids whose single crystal X-ray diffraction studies revealed the formation of 12-membered macrocycles [(p-MeO-C6H4)2Te)2(μ-O)(μ-PhSeO2)(μ-X)]2 [X = NO3 (2), ClO4 (3), BF4 (4)]. ESI-MS studies revealed that macrocycles(More)
The reaction of the lanthanide trichloride hexahydrates [LnCl(3).6H(2)O] (Ln = Yb, Lu) with two equivalents of benzoylferrocenoylmethane resulted in the tetranuclear lanthanide hydroxo clusters [Ln(4)(mu(3)-OH)(4)(FcacacPh)(8)] (Ln = Yb (1), Lu (2); FcacacPh = benzoylferrocenoylmethanide). Compounds 1 and 2 are made up of a distorted tetranuclear lanthanide(More)
Bombus terrestris (L.) is naturally distributed mainly in Europe, and since 1988, it has been used commercially as a valuable pollinator of greenhouse crops in many countries, far beyond its natural range. Although the possible ecological impacts of this invasive species have been intensely discussed with respect to hybridization, we know little about the(More)
Depolymerization reactions of organostibonic acids with protic ligands have been investigated. Reaction of arylstibonic acids with 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ), or {2-[1H-pyrazol-5(3)-yl]naphthalene-1-ol} (H(2)naphpz) in a 1 : 1 stoichiometry in refluxing toluene affords adamantane-like L(4)(RSb)(4)O(6) clusters [(p-XC(6)H(4)Sb)(4)(O)(6)(Q)(4)] (where X = Cl(More)