An aluminoborate cluster [AlB12O14(OH)(12)]: synthesis and structure of [C5H6N][AlB12O14(OH)(12)]

Sihai Yang, S H Yang, G B Li, J Ju, Z L Yang, F H Liao, Y X Wang, J H Lin

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A new aluminoborate, [C5H6N][AlB12O14(OH)(12)], has been hydrothermally synthesized at 200 degrees C. The single-crystal diffraction study reveals that it crystallizes in space group C2/c. It consists of aluminoborate clusters [AlB12O14(OH)(12)](-) and counterions [C5H6N](+). The aluminoborate cluster contains an Al(OH)(6) octahedron as a core that is capped by two raft-like polyborate units [B6O7(OH)(6)]. These clusters are further interlinked by extensive hydrogen bonding to form a three-dimensional (3D) network, containing large channels along the b-axis, in which the [C5H6N](+) cations are located. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2413-2417
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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