Crystal structure of Ba5In4Sb6

Ming Yan Pan, Sheng Qing Xia*, Xu Tang Tao, William Thomas Alexander Harrison (Editor)

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The title compound, pentabarium tetraindium hexaantimony, was synthesized by an indium-flux reaction and its structure features layers composed of edge-sharing In2Sb6 units. The voids between the In4Sb6 layers are filled by Ba2+ cations, which are all surrounded by six Sb atoms and form bicapped octahedral or triangular prismatic coordination geometries. There are five barium ions in the asymmetric unit: one has no imposed crystallographic symmetry, two lie on mirror planes and two have mm2 point symmetry. The two In atoms and four Sb atoms in the asymmetric unit all lie on general crystal-lographic positions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i4
Number of pages1
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

Bibliographical note

The authors acknowledges financial support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grany No. 51271098).


  • Antimony
  • Barium
  • Crystal structure
  • In - In interconnections
  • Indium


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