Complex open-framework germanate built by 8-coordinated Ge 10 clusters

Huijuan Yue, Maxim Peskov, Junliang Sun, Xiaodong Zou

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A 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12260-12265
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 31 2012

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Acknowledgements: The 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.

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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