Prussian Blue – [Fe(III)]4[Fe(II)(CN)6]3

Prussian blue, [Fe(III)]4[Fe(II)(CN)6]3.
The low spin Fe(II) ions are linked in an octahedron to 6 carbons, whilst the high spin Fe(III) ions are linked in an octahedron to 6 nitrogens.

Prussian blue, [Fe(III)]4[Fe(II)(CN)6]3. The iron ions are linked through cyanide, forming a cubic unit cell. Shaded squares (X) show regions in the structure where cations or water molecules may reside.


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