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Metallocluster chemistry

Controlled cluster compositions

Metalloclusters play important roles in biology, materials and catalysis; however, their synthesis is not straightforward. Now, a strategy is reported where a controlled level of substitution based on incoming ligand steric properties is achieved, creating interesting metallocluster compositions.

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Fig. 1: Selective ligand exchange substitutions with various NHC ligands in [Fe4S4(PCy3)4](BPh4).


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Nolan, S.P. Controlled cluster compositions. Nat. Synth 2, 701–702 (2023).

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