Low valent phosphorus in the molecular anions [P5Se 12]5- and β-[P6Se12] 4-: Phase change behavior and near infrared second harmonic generation

In Chung, Joon I. Jang, Matthew A. Gave, David P. Weliky, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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The caesium salts of the novel molecular anions [P5Se 12]5- and [P6Se12]4- are phase change materials and exhibit near infrared, non-linear optical second harmonic generation; [P5Se12]5- is a coordination complex with an octahedral P3+ center chelated by two [P2Se6]4- ligands whereas [P6Se 12]4- features a [P2]4+ dimer chelated by two [P2Se6]4- ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4998-5000
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 7 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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