{Sn[Zn4Sn4S17]}6-: A robust open framework based on metal-linked penta-supertetrahedral [Zn 4Sn4S17]10- clusters with ion-exchange properties

Manolis J. Manos*, Ratnasabapathy G. Iyer, Eric Quarez, J. H. Liao, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Like zeolites, K6Sn[Zn 4Sn4S17] (see structure) has remarkable ion-exchange properties and forms CsK5Sn[Zn4Sn 4S17] and RbK5Sn[Zn4Sn 4S17] in the presence of the Cs+ and Rb + ions, respectively. These compounds have an open framework comprising [Zn4Sn4S17]10- clusters linked by Sn4+ centers and are remarkably stable. One-fifth of the K+ ions play an important templating role in stabilizing the framework. Zn blue, Sn red, S yellow, K orange.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3552-3555
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 6 2005


  • Cluster compounds
  • Ion exchange
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductors
  • Zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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