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Materials 2011, 4(1), 300-310; doi:10.3390/ma4010300

{Fe6O2}-Based Assembly of a Tetradecanuclear Iron Nanocluster

1 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany 2 Institute of Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, MD2028 Chisinau, Moldova 3 Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA 4 Institute of Solid State Research, Research Centre Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
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Received: 15 December 2010 / Revised: 31 December 2010 / Accepted: 12 January 2011 / Published: 19 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Magnets)
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The tetradecanuclear FeIII pivalate nanocluster [Fe14O10(OH)4(Piv)18], comprising a new type of metal oxide framework, has been solvothermally synthesized from a hexanuclear iron pivalate precursor in dichlormethane/acetonitrile solution. Magnetic measurements indicate the presence of very strong antiferromagnetic interactions in the cluster core.
Keywords: Iron(III) carboxylates; Solvothermal synthesis; X-ray structure; Magnetic properties Iron(III) carboxylates; Solvothermal synthesis; X-ray structure; Magnetic properties
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Baca, S.G.; Speldrich, M.; Ellern, A.; Kögerler, P. {Fe6O2}-Based Assembly of a Tetradecanuclear Iron Nanocluster. Materials 2011, 4, 300-310.

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