We thank Prof. Deiseroth for his continuous support, Prof. von Schnering for helpful discussions, Dr. Schwarz, Universität Stuttgart, for the collection of X-ray data, and the Hoechst AG for a gift of red phosphorus.
(CuI)3P12: A Solid Containing a New Polymer of Phosphorus Predicted by Theory†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1995 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 34, Issue 15, pages 1647–1649, August 18, 1995
How to Cite
Pfitzner, A. and Freudenthaler, E. (1995), (CuI)3P12: A Solid Containing a New Polymer of Phosphorus Predicted by Theory. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 34: 1647–1649. doi: 10.1002/anie.199516471
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAR 1995
- copper compounds;
- phosphorus compounds;
- solidstate structures
A one-dimensional, infinite phosphorus screw consisting of P12 units is present in crystals of (CuI)3P12. Theoretical calculations had predicted that this previously unknown form of phosphorus would be thermodynamically stable. Flat shiny needles of (CuI)3P12 have now been prepared from CuI and elemental phosphorus, and the new phosphorus allotrope has been characterized by X-ray diffraction (picture on the right, P: black, Cu: shaded, and I: white circles).