The crystal structures of gallium sulfides prepared under solvothermal conditions, using 4-picoline as a solvent, are described. These materials contain [Ga10S16(NC6H7) 4]2- clusters, in which the terminal S2- anions have been replaced by covalently bonded 4-picoline molecules. Whilst these phases contain isolated supertetrahedral clusters separated by organic moieties, linkage of such clusters via organic ligands is possible under suitable reaction conditions. These organically-functionalised supertetrahedra could therefore be used to design novel Metal-Organic frameworks (MOFs) in which the normally-encountered metal centers are replaced by supertetrahedral clusters. © 2009 Materials Research Society.
|Title of host publication||Solid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials VII|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States|
Duration: 1 Dec 2008 → 5 Dec 2008
|Conference||2008 MRS Fall Meeting|
|Period||1/12/08 → 5/12/08|