a Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland
b Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
c Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
Received 12 Sep 2013, Accepted 14 Nov 2013
An efficient synthetic procedure of manganese carboxylates including a trinuclear cluster [Mn3(PhCO2)6(THF)4] and unique [Mn(PhCO2)2]n chiral 3D network is reported. The procedure involves a simple redox process, in which acidic protons are reduced to gaseous hydrogen by oxidizing metallic manganese under solvothermal conditions.