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Keywords:

  • (Poly-)tellurides;
  • Solvation effects;
  • Electronic structure calculation;
  • Plane wave calculation;
  • X-ray diffraction;
  • 125Te NMR spectroscopy

Abstract

The list of “classical” tellurides with organic cations was expanded by the synthesis of single-crystalline salts [Li2(en)n](Tex) (en = ethylenediamine) with n = 4, x = 1 (1), n = 4, x = 2 (2), and n = 5, x = 3 (3), [K(18c6)]2(Tex) (18c6 = 1, 4,7, 10, 13, 16-hexaoxacycloocta-decane) with x = 2 (4), 4 (5), [K(18c6)]2[K(en)]2(Te2)2 (6), and [K([2.2.2]crypt)]2(Te2) (7) ([2.2.2]crypt = 4, 7,13, 16, 21, 24-hexaoxa-1, 10-diazabicyclo[8.8.8]-hexacosane). Electronic structure calculations on free molecules and periodic approaches are discussed and compared with experimental UV/Vis spectra, providing a correlation of the bandgaps with the telluride chain length, and a possibility for affecting the gap by according choice of the counterions. Additionally, 125Te NMR chemical shifts of the presented series of en solvated lithium tellurides are presented.