The synthesis and structure of a novel decanuclear copper(II) cage is reported. The assembly of the cage is facilitated by the cumulative coordinative interaction of tert-butyl phosphonate, 2-pyridylpyrazole and hydroxide ligands with copper(II) ions. Magnetic studies of this decanuclear copper(II) cage indicate complex antiferromagnetic behaviour.
Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, Loganathan Nagarajan, Dr. Gopal K., Viswanathan Baskar, and Paul Kögerler, “A New Structural Form for a Decanuclear Copper (II) Assembly”, Dalton Transactions, pp. 3143–3145, 2005.