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The Intermetalloid Cluster Cation (CuBi8)3+

The Intermetalloid Cluster Cation (CuBi8)3+
Anna Isaeva, Michael Ruck, Thomas Doert, Maximilian Knies, Ulrike Müller, Martin Kaiser
The intermetalloid cluster (CuBi8)3+ combines two elements that usually avoid mutual bonding. It forms from bismuth, BiCl3, and CuCl under ionothermal conditions in a Lewis acidic ionic liquid that contains an excess of AlCl3. One of the [AlCl4]− counterions directly coordinates to the copper atom. The multicenter bonding in the (CuBi8)3+ cage, revealed by quantum-chemical analysis, matches its description as a heterometallic nido-Wade-cluster. More information can be found in the Full Paper by M. Ruck et al. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703916).

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705257

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