Reminiscent of a windmill, the novel triple‐helicate [(FeIII)2FeIIOL3] 1, a neutral oxo‐centered mixed‐valence complex, is formed in a one‐pot reaction by self‐assembly. The pentadentate ligand L acts in a tritopic fashion and connects the three iron ions in a triangular plane. At the center of 1 lies μ3‐O2‐ ion. The structural similarity of 1 with trinuclear carboxylatoiron complexes is striking.
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 01.01.1996|