K2Cu5Te5, a Novel Mixed‐Valence Layered Compound with Metallic Properties

Younbong Park, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*, Carl R. Kannewurf, Donald C. Degroot, Jon Schindler

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Edge‐sharing rhombic [Cu2Te2] units form the building blocks in the corrugated anionic [Cu5Te5] n2n− layers (see the sketch at the right) in mixed‐valent K2Cu5Te5—a metallic conductor of the p type. K2Cu5Te5 is formed on treatment of Cu with K2Tex (x ≈ 4) at 350°C in vacuum as black crystals and is stable to air and moisture. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1328
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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