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Directing the structures of silver-antimony sulphides: a new topological variant of the [Ag5Sb3S8](2-) double layer

Powell, A.V., Thun, J. and Chippindale, A.M. (2005) Directing the structures of silver-antimony sulphides: a new topological variant of the [Ag5Sb3S8](2-) double layer. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 178 (11). pp. 3414-3419. ISSN 0022-4596

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2005.08.022

Abstract/Summary

A new silver-antimony sulphide, [C6H20N4][Ag5Sb3S8], has been synthesised solvothermally in the presence of triethylenetetramine and characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry and elemental analysis. The compound crystallises in the space group P2(1)/m (a = 6.2778(7), b = 15.8175(16) and c = 12.4617(15) angstrom and beta = 104.561(5)degrees) and adopts a structure in which honeycomb-like sheets of fused six-membered silver-antimony-sulphide rings are linked through Ag-S bonds to form double layers. The idealised structure can be considered to be derived from that of antifluorite and represents a second structure type for the [Ag5Sb3S8](2-) double layer. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11564
Uncontrolled Keywords:silver-antimony sulphide, solvothermal sythesis, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES, SOLVOTHERMAL SYNTHESES, SUPERCRITICAL AMMONIA, FE, THIOANTIMONATES(III), CLUSTERS, NI

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