Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Metal clusters, discrete or condensed, are characteristic of the structures of many compounds which contain transition metals in low oxidation states. The highly reduced oxoniobates support the concept of condensed clusters. They contain Nb6O12 clusters which are either isolated or linked at the apices of the Nb6 octahedra to form oligomeric chains or networks. The analysis of the bonding relationships allows the identification of different types of Nb atoms and thus the quantitative prediction of valence electron concentrations for finite or infinite structures composed of these condensed M6X12 clusters.
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