Acid-induced conversions in open-framework semiconductors: From [Cd 4Sn3Se13]6- to [Cd 15Sn12Se46]14-, a remarkable disassembly/reassembly process

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Swapping structures and cations: In an acid-induced 3D-to-3D transformation at room temperature, K6Cd4Sn3Se13 is converted into K14-xHxCd15Sn 12Se46. The [Cd15Sn12Se 46]14- framework, which contains a tunnel network of accessible cages of labyrinthine complexity (see picture), is highly robust, acid resistant, and has excellent ion-exchange properties. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1397-1401
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2006



  • Chalcogenides
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Ion-exchange
  • Open-framework structures
  • Semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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