[P6Se12]4-: A phosphorus-rich selenophosphate with low-valent P centers

In Chung, Angela L. Karst, David P. Weliky, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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The new selenophosphate Rb4P6Se12 features the trans-decalin-like, [P6Se12]4- anion, a phosphorus-rich species that possesses three parallel P-P bonds and formally P2+ and P4+ centers. The synthesis of Rb4P6Se12 was accomplished with the reductive addition of P to RbPSe6 and represents an interesting example of how alkali chalcophosphates can serve as starting materials to produce new compounds under mild reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2785-2787
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 3 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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