A self-assembled octanuclear complex bearing the uncommon close-packed {Fe4Mn4(μ4-O)4(μ-O)4} molecular core.

@article{Nesterova2015ASO,
  title={A self-assembled octanuclear complex bearing the uncommon close-packed \{Fe4Mn4(μ4-O)4(μ-O)4\} molecular core.},
  author={Oksana V. Nesterova and Eduard N. Chygorin and Vladimir N Kokozay and Irina V. Omelchenko and Oleg V. Shishkin and Roman Bo{\vc}a and Armando J L Pombeiro},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 33},
  pages={14918-24}
}
A one-pot open-air reaction of manganese powder with iron(ii) chloride in DMF solution of the Schiff base (H2L) formed in situ from salicylaldehyde and hydroxylamine hydrochloride yields the heterometallic complex [Fe4(μ4-O)4Mn4(L)8(DMF)4]·2DMF (). Single crystal X-ray analysis shows that its molecular structure is based on the octanuclear core {Fe4Mn4(μ4-O)4(μ-O)4} with a quite rare molecular structure type {M8(μ4-X)4(μ-X)4}, where the central cube-like iron motif is modified with four… CONTINUE READING