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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Crystal structures
- Solvothermal reactions