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An open-framework zincoborate formed by Zn6B12O24 clusters

Choudhury, Amitava and Neeraj, S and Natarajan, Srinivasan and Rao, CNR (2002) An open-framework zincoborate formed by Zn6B12O24 clusters. In: Journal of the Chemical Society Dalton Transactions (2001) (7). 1535-1538 .

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A novel zincoborate, Zn(H2O)B2O4.xH(2)O (xapproximate to0.12), I, with open architecture has been synthesized hydrothermally. The 3-dimensional structure is built up of Zn6B12O24 clusters formed by the capping of the polycyclic borate anion, B12O2412-, by Zn3O3 clusters. The open-framework structure of I has one-dimensional 8-membered channels wherein the water molecules reside. Formation of trimeric Zn3O3 clusters as well as the presence of boron in dual coordination, both triangular and tetrahedral, are important structural features of this new zincoborate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38988

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