Research Article: Potassium zinc borate, KZnB3O6

Date Published: May 01, 2010

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Yang Wu, Ji-Yong Yao, Jian-Xiu Zhang, Pei-Zhen Fu, Yi-Cheng Wu.


The title compound, KZnB3O6 contains a remarkable [B6O12]6− group ( symmetry) formed by two rings linked by edge-sharing BO4 tetra­hedra, a feature that has only been observed previously under high pressure conditions. These borate groups are connected through distorted ZnO4 tetra­hedra in edge-shared pairs ( symmetry), forming a three-dimensional network whose cavities are filled by K+ cations.

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For an independent determination of the title compound, see: Chen et al. (2010 ▶). For related structures, see: Chen et al. (2005 ▶); Emme & Huppertz (2003 ▶, 2004 ▶, 2005 ▶); Huppertz (2003 ▶); Huppertz & Emme (2004 ▶); Huppertz & von der Eltz (2002 ▶); Knyrim et al. (2007 ▶); Smith et al. (1992 ▶).




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