Zirconium(IV) dilanthanum(III) penta-sulfide

Adam D. Raw, James A. Ibers*

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Zirconium(IV) dilanthanum(III) penta-sulfide, ZrLa2S 5, crystallizes with four formula units in the space group Pnma in the U3S5 structure type. The asymmetric unit comprises one Zr, one La and four S atoms. The Zr and three S atoms are situated on mirror planes. The structure consists of LaS8 face-sharing bicapped distorted trigonal prisms and ZrS7 edge-sharing monocapped octa-hedra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)i70
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • R factor = 0.017
  • T = 100 K
  • data-to-parameter ratio = 20.2
  • mean σ(Zr-S) = 0.001Å
  • single-crystal X-ray study
  • wR factor = 0.056

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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