Exploiting the equilibrium dynamics in the self-assembly of inorganic macrocycles based upon polyoxothiometalate building blocks.

  title={Exploiting the equilibrium dynamics in the self-assembly of inorganic macrocycles based upon polyoxothiometalate building blocks.},
  author={Hong-Ying Zang and Andrew J. Surman and De-Liang Long and Leroy Cronin and Haralampos N. Miras},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  volume={52 58},
We report the preparation and characterization of two new polyoxothiometalate species, {Mo16} = {(Mo2O2S2)8(OH)16(C4O4)2}(4-) (compound 1) and {Mo12} = {(Mo2O2S2)6(OH)12(CH3COO)2}(2-) (compound 2). Control of synthesis is achieved by the addition of the organic-template and further re-arrangement is controlled simply by the addition of potassium to a precursor compound yielding compound 2. The structures of the compounds are discussed and we also show that ion-mobility mass spectrometry can be… Expand
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