Synthesis of a linear-type pentanuclear (RhIII-WVI-CuI-WVI-RhIII) sulfide cluster predicted by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry

Seiji Ogo, Takayoshi Suzuki, Sachiyo Nomura, Kiyotaka Asakura, Kiyoshi Isobe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)


The positive ion FAB mass spectrum of a linear trinuclear sulfide cluster, [Cp*RhP(OEt)3(μ-WS4CuCl] (1; Cp* = η5-C5Me5), shows many ions heavier than the molecular ion. One of the envelopes corresponds to a pentanuclear cationic cluster of [{Cp*RhP(OEt)3(WS4)}2Cu]+. It has been synthesized by a reaction between [Cp*RhP(OEt)3WS4] and Cu+ in a 2:1 molar ratio as the PF6 salt [{Cp*RhP(OEt)3(μ-WS4)}2Cu][PF6] (2 · PF6), which is characterized by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction, EXAFS, and IR measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-436
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1995



  • A linear Rh-W-Cu-W-Rh sulfide cluster
  • FAB-MS
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this