Yb8Ge3Sb5, a Metallic Mixed-Valent Zintl Phase Containing the Polymeric 1[Ge 34-] Anions

James R. Salvador, Daniel Bilc, S. D. Mahanti, Tim Hogan, Fu Guo, Mercouri G Kanatzidis

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Yb8Ge3Sb5 is a nonclassical Zintl phase with metallic properties arising from the electropositive "spectator" cations of Yb. This compound contains the new Zintl anion 1α(Ge3)4- and is stabilized via a combination of Yb2+ and Yb3+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4474-4475
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2004


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