Activation of Tellurium with Zintl Ions : 1/{[Ge5TeI0]4-}, An Inorganic Polymer with Germanium in Three Different Oxidation States

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8665-8667
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Issue number18
Online published17 Aug 2009
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


The solvothermal reaction among tellurium, manganese, and the Zintl compound K4Ge9 has led to the formation of a polymeric mixed-valent complex {[Mn(en)3]2(Ge5Te10)}n (1; en=ethylenediamine). The most interesting structural feature of this material Is the presence of three different oxidation states of germanium centers and the formation of Ge-Ge bonds In the infinite polymeric chains 1/{[Ge5Te10]4-). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy characterization confirms the different oxidation states of germanium. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

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