Synthesis of MXOY and related rings

MRSJ Foreman, RA Howie, MJ Plater, JMS Skakle, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin

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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
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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