Trirubidium trititanium undecatelluride, Rb3Ti3Te11, has been synthesized from the reaction of titanium, tellurium, and Rb2Te3 at 773 K. Its structure has been determined from single-crystal X-ray data. It is composed of one-dimensional [Ti3Te113-] chains built by face-sharing pentagonal TiTe7 bipyramids and distorted TiTe6 octahedra. These chains adopt hexagonal closest packing along the  direction. Rb atoms are located among these chains. The wide range of Te-Te interactions makes the assignment of formal oxidation states impossible. The compound is isostructural with Cs3Ti3Te11.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica, Section C: Crystal Structure Communications|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)