Synthesis of MXOY and related rings

M. R. S. J. Foreman, Robert Alan Howie, Michael John Plater, Janet Mabel Scott Skakle

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By the hydrothermal reaction of lead (II) acetate with 2-benzonylbenzoic acid, colourless crystals of a hexanuclear lead carboxylate with bridging oxide ligands was obtained. The structure of the molecule could be described as being like a tennis ball of lead atoms at the centre of a soccer ball of carboxylate ligands. For clarity the carboxylate and oxide ligands have been omitted.


Crystal structures of other lead (II) carboxylates, which are polymeric, have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages3
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and SIlicon and the Related Elements
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We are grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for financial support (MRSJF), and to the University of Aberdeen for X-ray instrumentation


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