Nicholson, B. K., Clark, C. J., Jameson, G. B., & Telfer, S. G. (2013). Rubidium-templated bowl-shaped isopolyoxoantimonates [RbH₁₁-ₓ(RSb)₁₄O₃₄]ₓ- derived from arylstibonic acids. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 406, 53-58.
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Arylstibonic acids, RSbO₃H₂ (R = p-MeC₆H₄- or p-ClC₆H₄-) when neutralised in the presence of Rb⁺ give isopolyoxometalates derived from [RbH₁₁(RSb) ₁₄O₃₄]. The X-ray crystal structures of four examples were determined and all gave the same basic framework with a bowl-shaped Sb14 polyhedron cradling the Rb⁺ in an 11-coordinate embrace. All were further linked into chains in the lattice by an intermolecular interaction involving a second Rb⁺, coordinated to three O atoms of one polyoxometalate and to an aryl group of an adjacent unit via an η⁶ interaction. One example has the same basic structure but with one framework O atom replaced by a Br.