Science China Chemistry

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 910–913

Solvothermal preparation of iron phosphonate cages

Communications Special Topic · Molecular Magnetism

DOI: 10.1007/s11426-012-4571-4

Cite this article as:
Zheng, Y. & Winpenny, R.E.P. Sci. China Chem. (2012) 55: 910. doi:10.1007/s11426-012-4571-4


Three new iron(III) phosphonate cage-like complexes with [Fe4], [Fe9] and [Fe14] cores have been synthesized by solvothermal reaction with various starting materials. Magnetic studies show overall antiferromagnetic interaction presented in these cages.


polynuclear iron coordination phosphonate magnetic properties 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Center for Applied Chemical Research, Frontier Institute of Science and TechnologyXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina
  3. 3.The Photon Science InstituteUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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