Preparation and crystal structure of a selenoantimonate [Fe(en)3][enH]SbSe4

Monique R. Girard, Jing Li, Davide M. Proserpio

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Low temperature synthesis has produced a new selenoantimonate, [Fe(en)3][enH]SbSe4 (I). Crystals of I were grown at 160°C in ethylenediamine solution. Compound I crystallizes in triclinic crystal system, space group P-1 (no. 2), with unit cell constants a = 8.916(2) Å, b = 9.679(2) Å, c = 14.345(4) Å, α = 104.71(3)°, β = 92.51(2)°, γ = 110.14(2)°, V = 1112.4(5) Å3 and Z = 2. Structural refinement using 2850 reflections (Fo > 4((Fo)] and 204 variables resulted in 0.04 for R1 and 0.06 for wR2. I contains molecular Zintl anions (SbSe4)3- and metal coordination complex [Fe(en)3]2+ and [enH]+ cations. The metal complex is present with 72% as lel2ob conformer and 28% as lel3 conformer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalMain Group Metal Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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