Complex open-framework germanate built by 8-coordinated Ge 10 clusters
KAUST DepartmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2012-10-31
Print Publication Date2012-11-19
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562413
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AbstractA novel open-framework germanate |(C 5H 14N 2) 2(C 5H 12N 2) 0.5(H 2O) 2.5|[Ge 12.5O 26(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 ̊ 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. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
SponsorsThe project is supported by the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), and the Goran Gustafsson Foundation for Natural Sciences and Medical Research. H.Y. and M.V.P. were supported by postdoctoral grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundations.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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