Synthesis, structure, and properties of Li2Pb 2CuB4O10 with isolated [CuB4O 10]6- units

Hongyi Li, Shilie Pan, Hongping Wu, Jared P. Smit, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


The copper borate Li2Pb2CuB4O10 has been synthesized in air by the standard solid-state reaction at temperature in the range 550-650 °C and the structure of Li2Pb 2CuB4O10 was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Li2Pb2CuB4O10 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c (no. 15) with a = 16.8419(12), b = 4.7895(4), c = 13.8976(10) , and β = 125.3620(10)°, V = 914.22(12) 3, and Z = 4, as determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The Li2Pb2CuB4O10 structure exhibits isolated units of stoichiometry [CuB4O10]6- that are built from CuO4 distorted square planes and triangular BO3 groups. The IR spectroscopy and thermal analysis investigations of Li2Pb2CuB4O10 are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3310-3313
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 17 2011


  • Crystal structure
  • Oxide materials
  • Solid state reactions
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis, structure, and properties of Li<sub>2</sub>Pb <sub>2</sub>CuB<sub>4</sub>O<sub>10</sub> with isolated [CuB<sub>4</sub>O <sub>10</sub>]<sup>6-</sup> units'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this