Extension of the clathrate family: The type X clathrate Ge 79P29S18Te6

Maria A. Kirsanova, Andrei V. Olenev, Artem M. Abakumov, Mikhail A. Bykov, Andrei V. Shevelkov

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Abstract

Now they are 10! The title compound displays a new type of crystal structure and is labeled clathrate X according to the general classification of clathrate structures. In contrast to typical clathrates, this compound has three-coordinate atoms within the framework and combines distorted 24-vertex polyhedra (see picture, green) centered around tellurium guest atoms with very irregular 10-vertex polyhedra around sulfur atoms (yellow). (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2371-2374
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Cage compounds
  • Clathrates
  • Germanium
  • Inorganic synthesis
  • Structure elucidation

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