3D Thiometalates

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Arrangement of the heterorings

Arrangement of the heterorings

Thiometalates have been increasingly under the spotlight in recent years due to their attractive properties such as tuneable band gaps, photoconductivity and magnetic properties. In this HOT article, Bensch et al. describe a new synthetic strategy which employs a Ni2+ complex as a structure-directing molecule to form a novel 3D thioantimonate(III) with a new network topology. The synthetic route should be applicable for the generation of other thiometalates with new networks and topologies.

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Using a Ni2+ complex as a structure-directing molecule: solvothermal synthesis and properties of [Ni(en)(tren)]4Sb14S25 featuring an unprecedented three-dimensional network architecture
Beatrix Seidlhofer, Christian Näther and Wolfgang Bensch
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25141H

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Antimonato polyoxovanadates with structure directing transition metal complexes: pseudopolymorphic {Ni(dien)2}3[V15Sb6O42(H2O)]·nH2O compounds and {Ni(dien)2}4[V16Sb4O42(H2O)]
Elena Antonova, Christian Näther and Wolfgang Bensch
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 1338-1344
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11635E, Paper

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