Structural Diversity in Iodoantimonates; the Anions Sb3Imath image, Sb5Imath image and Sb6Imath image


  • The work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.


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An unusual tailoring to the “spatial requirements” of the cation in a crystal is observed with iodoantimonate(III) anions. This is demonstrated by the synthesis of the salts [Cu(MeCN)4]2[Sb3I11], [Me4N]3[Sb5I18] and [Cp2Fe]4[Sb6I22]from SbI3 and the corresponding iodide.