Cover illustration: A view of the structure of tris(cis-1,2-diphenylethylene-1,2-dithiolato)rhenium, with displacement ellipsoids drawn at the 50% probability level. See Eisenberg & Brennessel [Acta Cryst. (2006), C62, m464-m466].
The [VOPO4] layers in the Pb2VO(PO4)2 structure result in unusual magnetic properties. The layers are oriented in opposite directions in a chessboard fashion. VO5 square pyramids are connected by tetrahedral PO4 groups. The layers are separated by Pb atoms and isolated PO4 tetrahedra.