Structure of the Trinuclear Basic Acetates

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THE trivalent metal ions, for example, Cr3+, Fe3+ and Al3+ form a variety of basic acetates which are usually supposed to contain complex ions of the type [M 3(Ac)6(OH)2]+ (refs. 1 and 2). In addition, a very few compounds containing only one hydroxyl group have been described2. The whole group of compounds is of considerable interest in view of their unusual magnetic properties3,4.

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ORGEL, L. Structure of the Trinuclear Basic Acetates. Nature 187, 504–505 (1960) doi:10.1038/187504b0

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