Unusual coordination for plutonium(IV), cerium(IV), and zirconium(IV) in the cationic layered materials [M 2Te 4O 11]X 2 (M = Pu, Ce, Zr; X = Cl, Br)

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

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Four isotypic cationic layered materials, [Pu 2Te 4O 11]Cl 2, [Ce 2Te 4O 11]Cl 2, [Zr 2Te 4O 11] Cl 2, and [Zr 2Te 4O 11]Br 2, have been prepared under hydrothermal conditions. Single crystal diffraction studies reveal that these materials possess cationic Pu/Ce/Zr tellurite layers with halides as interlamellar charge-balancing anions. The Pu IV, Ce IV, and Zr IV centers of the cationic layers exhibit a quite rare pentagonal bipyramid coordination environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11949-11954
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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