Synthesis, crystal structure, and nonlinear optical properties of Li 6CuB4O10: A congruently melting compound with isolated [CuB4O10]6- units

Shilie Pan, Jared P. Smit, Byron Watkins, Michael R. Marvel, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Single crystals of Li6CuB4O10 have been synthesized, and its crystal structure has been determined. Li 6CuB4O10 crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric triclinic space group P1 (No. 1). The structure consists of isolated [CuB4O10]6- polyanions that are bridged by six LiO4 tetrahedra. Li6CuB4O 10 is a congruently melting compound. It produces SHG intensity similar to that produced by KH2PO4 and is phase-matchable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11631-11634
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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