Structural trends in ten-vertex endohedral clusters, M@E(10) and the synthesis of a new member of the family, [Fe@Sn10]3-.
The synthesis of a new endohedral ten-vertex Zintl ion cluster, [Fe@Sn10](3-), isoelectronic with [Fe@Ge10](3-), is reported. In an attempt to place this new cluster within the context of the known structural chemistry of the M@E10 family (M = transition metal, E = main group element), we have carried out a detailed electronic structure analysis of the different structural types: viz bicapped square antiprismatic ([Ni@Pb10](2-), [Zn@In10](8-)), tetra-capped trigonal prismatic ([Ni@In10](10-))...Expand abstract
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