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Syntheses and Characterization of a Series of Silver−Thioantimonates(III) and Thioarsenates(III) Containing Two Types of Silver−Sulfur Chains

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posted on 2010-02-01, 00:00 authored by Hua-Gang Yao, Peng Zhou, Shou-Hua Ji, Ren-Chun Zhang, Min Ji, Yong-Lin An, Gui-Ling Ning
Three framework silver−thioantimonates, K3Ag9Sb4S12(1), Rb3Ag9Sb4S12(2), and Cs3Ag9Sb4S12(3), and one layered silver−thioarsenate, CsAg2AsS3(4), have been synthesized solvothermally in the presence of thiophenol as a mineralizer. Compounds 1, 2, and 3 are isostructural and contain infinite silver−sulfur chains [Ag9S12]15−. These chains are connected to one another by the antimony atoms to generate wide channels along the [001] direction where the alkali metal cations reside. The structure of 4 consists of helical chains [Ag2S3]4− linked by the arsenic atoms to form layers with potassium ions between the layers.