Title

An Open-Framework Zincoborate Formed by Zn₆B₁₂O₂₄ Clusters

Abstract

A novel zincoborate, Zn(H2O)B2O4·xH2O (x ? 0.12), I, with open architecture has been synthesized hydrothermally. The 3-dimensional structure is built up of Zn6B12O24 clusters formed by the capping of the polycyclic borate anion, B12O24 12-, by Zn3O3 clusters. The open-framework structure of I has one-dimensional 8-membered channels wherein the water molecules reside. Formation of trimeric Zn3O3 clusters as well as the presence of boron in dual coordination, both triangular and tetrahedral, are important structural features of this new zincoborate.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Boron; Crystal atomic structure; Hydrogen bonds; Hydrothermal synthesis; Molecular structure; Negative ions; Organometallics; X ray diffraction analysis; Trimeric clusters; Zinc compounds

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1470-479X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.


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