Cerium(IV) tellurite halides [Ce 2Te 7O 17]X 2 (X = Cl - or Br -): The first cerium-containing cationic frameworks

Jian Lin, Juan Diwu, Justin N. Cross, Eric M. Villa, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt

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Two isotypic cerium tellurite halides with the formulas [Ce 2Te 7O 17]Cl 2 and [Ce 2Te 7O 17]Br 2 have been synthesized hydrothermally via the reactions of CeCl 3 and CeBr 3 with TeO 2. The structures of these compounds feature a cationic inorganic framework. The CeIV dimers are bound by a novel 3D Te 7O 17 6- building unit, forming an unusual hexagonal-bipyramidal environment around Ce IV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10083-10085
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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