Solvothermal synthesis of one-dimensional chalcogenides containing group 13 elements

Sarah Jane Ewing, M. Lucia Romero, Jack Hutchinson, Anthony V. Powell, Paz Vaqueiro

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The solvothermal synthesis and characterisation of [C6H16N2][GaS2]2 (1), [C6H16N2][Ga2Se3(Se2)] (2), and mixed-metal phases with composition [C6H16N2][Ga2–xInxSe3(Se2)] (0 < x < 2)(3–5), is described. These materials have been characterised by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and UV/Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. The materials contain one-dimensional anionic chains. In 1, these chains consist of edge-linked GaS4 tetrahedra, whilst in 2–5, the chains contain perselenide (Se2)2– units and comprise alternating four-membered [M2Se2] and five-membered [M2Se3] rings (where M = Ga, In). Compounds 3–5 represent the first examples of ternary mixed-metal [M2Se3(Se2)]2– chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2526-2531
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
Issue number15
Early online date7 Sept 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


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