Structure and magnetic properties of Pb2Cu3B 4O11: A new copper borate featuring [Cu3O 8]10- units

Shilie Pan, Byron Watkins, Jared P. Smit, Michael R. Marvel, Ian Saratovsky, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Pb2Cu3B4O11 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2/n (No. 13) with a = 6.8016(15) Å, b = 4.7123(10) Å, c = 14.614(3) Å, β = 97.089(3)°, and Z = 2. The crystal structure consists of infinite [Cu3O8] 10- zigzag chains of alternating dimers and monomers. The magnetic susceptibility and specific heat capacity show spin-gap and Curie-Weiss behaviors that can be explained by a model of Cu(2)-Cu(2) dimers and isolated or weakly coupled Cu(1) monomers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3851-3855
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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