Z. Naturforsch. 2013, 68b, 635 – 642
RE4B4O11F2 (RE = Pr, Nd): Two New Rare-earth Fluoride Borates Isotypic to Gd4B4O11F2
Matthias Glätzle and Hubert Huppertz
Institut für Allgemeine, Anorganische und Theoretische Chemie, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 80–82, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Reprint requests to H. Huppertz. E-mail: Hubert.Huppertz@uibk.ac.at
Received February 27, 2013 / published online Juli 2, 2013
Dedicated to Professor Heinrich Nöth on the occasion of his 85th birthday
The rare-earth fluoride borates RE4B4O11F2 (RE = Pr, Nd) were obtained in a Walker-type multianvil device from the corresponding rare-earth oxides and fluorides, and boron oxide. Pr4B4O11F2 was obtained under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions of 8.5 GPa/1150 °C, and Nd4B4O11F2 at 8 GPa and 1300 °C. The single-crystal structure determinations revealed that both compounds are isotypic to RE4B4O11F2 (RE = Eu, Gd, Dy), crystallizing in the space group C2/c (Z = 4) with the parameters a = 1397.3(3), b = 472.78(9), c = 1400.2(3) pm, β = 91.1(1), V = 0.9248(3) nm3, R1 = 0.0444, and wR2 = 0.0539 (all data) for Pr4B4O11F2, and a = 1389.1(3), b = 471.2(1), c = 1394.4(3) pm, β = 91.1(1), V = 0.9125(3) nm3, R1 = 0.0286, and wR2 = 0.0601 (all data) for Nd4B4O11F2. The structure type of Gd4B4O11F2 contains BO4 tetrahedra as well as BO3 groups connected via common corners. Here, we report about the crystallographic characterization of both compounds in comparison to the isotypic phases and discuss their IR spectra.
Key words: Rare-Earth, Fluoride, Borate, High Pressure, Crystal Structure
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