A3(U2O4)(Ge2O7) (A = Rb, Cs): Mixed-valence uranium(V,VI) germanates

Chia Hui Lin, Kwang Hwa Lii

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(Figure Presented) An unusual mix: The first mixed-valence uranium(V,VI) germanates are synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. The structure of A3(U2O4)(Ge2O7) (A = Rb, Cs) contains chains of corner-sharing U5+O6 octahedra (purple) and U6+O6 tetragonal bipyramids (yellow), which are interconnected by GeO4 tetrahedra (green) to form a 3D framework (see picture; A blue).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8711-8713
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2008


  • Crystal structure
  • Germanates
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Mixed-valent compounds
  • Uranium


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