Sergey N Britvin

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Natural phosphides--the minerals containing phosphorus in a redox state lower than zero--are common constituents of meteorites but virtually unknown on the Earth. Herein we present the first rich occurrence of iron-nickel phosphides of terrestrial origin. Phosphide-bearing rocks are exposed in three localities in the surroundings of the Dead Sea, Levant: in(More)
Herein, we report unusual four-center interactions in the novel cage-like phosphane, 1,4,7-triaza-9-phosphatricyclo[,9) ]tridecane (CAP). This water-soluble ligand, the first example of a tris(homoadamantane) ring system, can be considered a macrocyclic homologue of the well-known PTA (1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane). However, (31) P NMR(More)
The tendency of high-valence xenon to form consolidated oxide structures is herein supported by the study of K4Xe3O12, the first example of a layered xenon perovskite. Xenon seems to be the only non-transition element which can adopt single-cation oxide perovskite frameworks. At the same time, peculiarities of electronic structure of xenon impose specific(More)
We herein describe a tricyclic phosphine with previously unreported tris(homoadamantane) cage architecture. That water-soluble, air- and thermally stable ligand, 1,4,7-triaza-9-phosphatricyclo[,9)]tridecane (hereinafter referred to as CAP) exhibits unusual chemical behavior toward gold and gold compounds: it readily reduces Au(III) to Au(0),(More)
LHT-9, a layered hydrazinium titanate with an interlayer spacing of ~9 Å, is a new nanohybrid compound combining the redox functionality of hydrazine, the ion-exchange properties of layered titanate, the large surface area of quasi-two-dimensional crystallites, surface Brønsted acidity, and the occurrence of surface titanyl bonds. LHT-9, ideally formulated(More)
A hydroxyl-dominant analogue of gadolinite-(Y) (OH-Gad) has been discovered in the Heftetjern granitic pegmatite, southern Norway, in association with late-stage rare-earth-element containing minerals. The empirical formula, based on ten O atoms per formula unit, is (Y1.285Ca0.55Ce0.07La0.04Nd0.01)Σ1.955(Fe2+0.57□0.43)Be2.02Si1.995O8.48(OH)1.52. The mineral(More)
The Group 18 elements (noble gases) were the last ones in the periodic system to have not been encountered in perovskite structures. We herein report the synthesis of a new group of double perovskites KM(XeNaO6) (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) containing framework-forming xenon. The structures of the new compounds, like other double perovskites, are built up of the(More)
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