New Tellurometalates of Gallium and Indium: K[K([18]crown‐6)]2[GaTe3] · 2CH3CN and [(NEt4)5][In3Te7] · 0.5 Et2O

Chang‐Woo ‐W Park, Robert J. Salm, James A Ibers*

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The tellurometalate ions [GaTe3]3− and [In3Te7]5− have been prepared by chemical reduction of Ga2Te3 and In2 Te3, respectively, by potassium in liquid NH3 in the presence of an encapsulating ligand. The [GaTe3]3− ion is essentially trigonal planar; the [In3Te7]5− ion is cuboidal, where one corner is missing (structure shown on the right). These anions have no counterparts in S or Se chemistry. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1879-1880
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 15 1995


  • Zintl phases
  • gallium compounds
  • indium compounds
  • metalates
  • tellurium compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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