Complexes of {W6I8}4+ Clusters with Carboxylates: Preparation, Electrochemistry, and Luminescence

Maxim N. Sokolov, Konstantin A. Brylev, Pavel A. Abramov, Marsel R. Gallyamov, Igor N. Novozhilov, N. Kitamura, Maxim A. Mikhaylov

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The reactions between (Bu4N)2[{W6I8}I6] (1) and silver carboxylates RCOOAg in CH2Cl2 afforded new luminescent carboxylate complexes (Bu4N)2[{W6I8}(RCOO)6] [R = CH3 (2), C6H5 (3), C2F5 (4), C3F7 (5), C6F5 (6)]. The complexes were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, cyclic voltammetry, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. Complexes 1–6 all exhibit intense and long-lived photoluminescence. The carboxylate complexes undergo reversible electrochemical oxidation in two consecutive one-electron steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4131-4137
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2017


  • Carboxylate ligands
  • Cluster compounds
  • Electrochemistry
  • Luminescence
  • Tungsten


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