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Square-Pyramidal/Triangular Framework Oxide:  Synthesis and Structure of PKU-6

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posted on 11.06.2007, 00:00 by Tao Yang, Jing Ju, Guobao Li, Fuhui Liao, Xiaodong Zou, Feng Deng, Lei Chen, Yingxia Wang, Jianhua Lin
PKU-6, a new aluminoborate (HAl2B3O8), has been synthesized in a closed system at 400 °C. The structure of PKU-6, characterized by using powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, consists of AlO5 square-pyramidal chains and B3O7 groups, which are interconnected and form a three-dimensional framework. The 27Al NMR study indicates that the isotropic chemical shift of pyramidal Al is 34.6 ppm with a large quadrupolar coupling constant (CQ = 4.2 MHz), mainly due to a nonspherical coordination environment.