The heterometallic cluster-based compound K5[Re5MoSe8(CN)6] was obtained by high-temperature reaction from a mixture of ReSe2 and MoSe2 in molten potassium cyanide. The redox behavior of the [Re5MoSe8(CN)6]5- cluster anion was studied by cyclic voltammetry in aqueous and organic media showing two reversible one-electron-redox transitions with E1/2 of -0.462 and 0.357 V versus Ag/AgCl in CH3CN. Aqueous media potentials were found to be noticeably shifted to higher values because of solvation. Chemically accessible potentials allowed us to structurally isolate and characterize the [Re5MoSe8(CN)6]n (n = 3-, 4-, and 5-) cluster complex in several charge states with corresponding cluster skeletal electron (CSE) numbers ranging from 24 to 22. The electronic absorption of the [Re5MoSe8(CN)6]n cluster complex varies significantly upon a change of the CSE number, especially in the visible and near-IR regions. The local cluster core distortion upon electron removal was confirmed by density functional theory calculation, while the overall geometry of the cluster anion remained practically unaltered.
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