LiBSi2: A tetrahedral semiconductor framework from boron and silicon atoms bearing lithium atoms in the channels

Michael Zeilinger, Leo Vanwüllen, Daryn Benson, Verina F. Kranak, Sumit Konar, Thomas F. Fässler, Ulrich Häussermann

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Abstract

Silicon swallows up boron: The novel open tetrahedral framework structure (OTF) of the Zintl phase LiBSi2 was made by applying high pressure to a mixture of LiB and elemental silicon. The compound represents a new topology in the B-Si net (called tum), which hosts Li atoms in the channels (see picture). LiBSi2 is the first example where B and Siatoms form an ordered common framework structure with B engaged exclusively in heteronuclear B-Si contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5978-5982
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • open tetrahedral frameworks
  • silicon
  • zeolites
  • Zintl phases

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