The M6S8L6 clusters: an example in cluster and condensed phase chemistry

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Dirac molecular orbital calculations (DSW-Xα) on the octahedral molecular cluster models M6S8L6 (MMo, W; and L=two-electron ligand σ donor) have been carried out. The calculated cluster valence density of states, valence bandwidth and calculated formal charge on each Mo atom, and calculated outer core spin-orbit parameters of the metal and S-facial atoms are in good accord with resolved XPS and UPS data of the molecular clusters Mo6S8(PEt3)6, W6S8(PEt3)6, and of the solid AMo6S8 (APb, Sn) superconducting ternary phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-553
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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