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[Pt@Pb-12](2-)

2004-04-04
Nalbant Esentürk, Emren
Fettinger, J
Lam, YF
Eichhorn, B
It's platonic: The Pt centered [Pb12]2− icosahedron (depicted) was prepared from the [Pb9]4− Zintl ion and [Pt(PPh3)4] in good yield. The anion has virtual Ih point symmetry and is a rare example of a free‐standing carbon‐free aromatic inorganic cluster.