[Zn2 (thf)2 (EtZn)6 Zn4 (μ4 -O)(tBuPO3 )8 ]: A Dodecanuclear Zincophosphonate Aggregate with a Zn4 (μ4 -O) Core.

@article{Yang1999Zn2,
  title={[Zn2 (thf)2 (EtZn)6 Zn4 (μ4 -O)(tBuPO3 )8 ]: A Dodecanuclear Zincophosphonate Aggregate with a Zn4 (μ4 -O) Core.},
  author={Yu Yang and Jiri Pinkas and Mathias Noltemeyer and H. Schmidt and Herbert W Roesky},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={664-666}
}
The largest multinuclear zinc framework synthesized is in the title compound (see picture), which contains structural features closely related to the motifs found in layered and three-dimensional zincophosphates and zincophosphonates. The reactive centers make this zincophosphonate a viable precursor for the synthesis of porous zincophosphonate materials.