Solvothermal synthesis and crystal structure of [La(ethylenediamine)4Cl] In2Te4: A 1-D indium telluride

Zhen Chen, Jing Li, Feng Chen, Davide M. Proserpio

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Crystal growth of metal tellurides and tellurometalates employing solvothermal reactions at temperatures below 200°C have resulted in [La(ethylenediamine)4Cl] In2Te4 (1). Single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses show that 1 belongs to the tetragonal crystal system, space group 14 ( No. 79) a = 13.471 (3), c = 7.295 (3) Å, Z = 2.1 is a Zintl compound containing one-dimensional polymeric chains of 1 cursive Greek chi [(In2Te4)2-] built of InTe4 tetrahedra sharing opposite edges, and [La(en)4Cl]2+ (ethylenediamine = en) cations with regular monocapped squareantiprism nona-coordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 15 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Crystal structures
  • Solvothermal reactions
  • Tellurides


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