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Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)

Giant Spherical Cluster with I-C140 Fullerene Topology.


PMID 26411255

Abstract

We report on an effective cluster expansion of CuBr-linked aggregates by the increase of the steric bulk of the Cp(R) ligand in the pentatopic molecules [Cp(R)Fe(η(5)-P5)]. Using [Cp(BIG)Fe(η(5)-P5)] (Cp(BIG)=C5(4-nBuC6H4)5), the novel multishell aggregate [{Cp(BIG)Fe(η(5:2:1:1:1:1:1)-P5)}12(CuBr)92] is obtained. It shows topological analogy to the theoretically predicted I-C140 fullerene molecule. The spherical cluster was comprehensively characterized by various methods in solution and in the solid state.