[Ce(PSe4)4]9-: A highly anionic Ce3+ selenophosphate coordination complex

Konstantinos Chondroudis, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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The reaction of Ce with the basic polychalcophosphate flux Rb10P4Se25 yielded the quaternary selenophosphate compound Rb9Ce(PSe4)4. The discrete [Ce(PSe4)4]9- anion possesses the highest charge observed in a monometallic complex. The Ce3+ center is chelated by four bidentate [PSe4]3- ligands so it achieves a dodecahedral coordination geometry, and the complex belongs to the dodecahedral sub-class Id (D2d-4̄2m), according to the Hoard and Silverton notation. The UV-Vis, optical, IR spectroscopic and magnetism data for the compound are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998


  • Anionic complexes
  • Cerium complexes
  • Crystal structures
  • Selenophosphate complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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