(nBu4P)2[Os20(CO)40], a Thermolytically Generated High‐Nuclearity Cluster with a Tetrahedral Cubic‐Close‐Packed Metal Core

Angelo J. Amoroso, Lutz H. Gade, Brian F.G. Johnson, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Wing‐Tak ‐T Wong

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A fully symmetrical osmium tetrahedron consisting of twenty cubic‐close‐packed metal atoms constitutes the framework of dianion 1. There is no evidence for interstitial carbon or hydrogen atoms in the framework. Moreover, the OsOs distances approach those of elemental osmium. Cyclovoltammetric measurements indicate that 1 exhibits interesting electrochemical properties (see also the Highlight on p. 72). (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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