Molecule of the Month
December 2002
A Pentadecanuclear Cyano-Bridged NiII9MoV6 Cluster

A pentadecanuclear cluster with an aesthetically pleasing topology which comprises nine Ni(II) and six Mo(V) ions linked by cyano bridging ligands.

This work was carried out by Federica Bonadio in the group of Prof. Silvio Decurtins.


  • F. Bonadio, M. Gross, H. Stoeckli-Evans, S. Decurtins;
    "High-Spin Molecules:  Synthesis, X-ray Characterization, and Magnetic Behavior of Two New Cyano-Bridged NiII9MoV6 and NiII9WV6 Clusters with a S = 12 Ground State"
    Inorg. Chem., 41, 5891-5896, (2002); doi:10.1021/ic025562t.