From cyclo‐Te8 to Te xn− Sheets: Are Nonclassical Polytellurides More Classical than We Thought?

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The importance of exploratory synthesis in advancing inorganic chemistry is exemplified by the interesting results that have been obtained in polychalcogenide chemistry. Thus, for example, Te8 rings and planar [Te6] n3n− layers have been found in the solid‐state structure of Cs3Te22 [Angew. Chem. 1995, 107, 450]. The counterions, which appear to function as templates, strongly influence the formation and structure of the products. Is this a route to polychalcogenides with defined structural features and material properties?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2111
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 1995



  • chalcogen compounds
  • polychalcogenides
  • tellurium compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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