Complex Open-Framework Germanate Built by 8-Coordinated Ge-10 Clusters
2012 (English)In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 51, no 22, 12260-12265 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A novel open-framework germanate [(C5H14N2)(2)(C5H12N2)(0.5)(H2O)(2.5)][Ge12.5O26(OH)(2)] with three-dimensional 10- and 11-ring channels, denoted as SU-67, has been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions using 2-methylpiperazine (MPP) as the structure-directing agent (SDA). The synthesis is intimately related to that of JLG-5, a tubular germanate built from Ge-7 clusters. The influences of synthesis parameters are discussed. A strong influence of the hydrofluoric acid quantity on the resulting cluster building units can be concluded. The framework of SU-67 is based on an elaborate topological pattern of connected Ge-10 clusters forming intersecting 10- and 11-ring channels and has a low framework density (12.4 Ge atoms per 1000 angstrom(3)). We have discovered that the topology of SU-67 is a new 8-connected nce-8-I4(1)/acd net. Strong hydrogen bonding among the organic SDAs, water molecules, and Ge-10 clusters resulted in helical networks in SU-67.
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2012. Vol. 51, no 22, 12260-12265 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83798DOI: 10.1021/ic301449yISI: 000311173700022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-83798DiVA: diva2:578488