Three-dimensional frameworks of cubic (NH4)5Ga 4SbS10, (NH4)4Ga4SbS 9(OH) · H2O, and (NH4) 3Ga4SbS9(OH2) · 2H 2O

Joshua L. Mertz, Nan Ding, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Three new isostructural open-framework sulfides, (NH4) 5Ga4-SbS10 (1), (NH4) 4Ga4SbS9(OH) · H2O (2a), and (NH4)3Ga4SbS9-(H2O) · 2H2O (2b), were synthesized under basic hydrothermal conditions using ammonium hydroxide as the structure-directing agent. The structures feature a three-dimensional open framework comprised of adamantane [Ga4Q10]8- clusters linked with Sb3+ centers. The compounds are wide gap semiconductors, crystallize in the chiral space group P213, and represent a new structure type. They exhibit nonlinear optical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10898-10900
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number23
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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