Two spherical organic-inorganic ferrocene-tin (hydr)oxide clusters of general formula [(FcSn)12O14(OH)6]X2 (Fc = ferrocenyl, X = nitroso-dicyanmethanide, DCO- and benzoylcyanoxime, PCO- anions) were prepared by the direct hydrolysis of Fc2SnCl2 or FcSnCl3 precursors in the presence of light- and thermally stable Ag(DCO) or Ag(PCO) salts. Molecular structures of FcSnCl3Py2 (1), Fc2SnCl2Py2 (2), [(FcSn)12O14(OH)6](DCO)2 (3), and [(FcSn)12O14(OH)6](PCO)2 (4) were investigated by X-ray crystallography. Density function theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations were conducted on FcSnCl3Py2, Fc2SnCl2Py2, and [(FcSn)12O14(OH)6]2+ compounds in order to elaborate electronic structures and assign transitions in UV-vis spectra of these systems. The DFT and TDDFT calculations suggest that the organometallic substituents in the [(FcSn)12O14(OH)6]2+ core are rather isolated from each other.
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