Sheng-Qing Xia

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Reported are the synthesis of the new ternary compound Ba3Cd2Sb4 and its structure determination by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Ba3Cd2Sb4 crystallizes with the monoclinic space group C2/m (No. 12); unit cell parameters a = 17.835(2) A, b = 4.8675(5) A, c = 7.6837(7) A, and beta = 112.214(1) degrees; Z = 4. Its structure can be viewed as made of Ba2+(More)
The chemical bonding and the electronic band structures of two isoelectronic and isostructural Zintl compounds, Sr(11)Cd(6)Sb(12) and Ba(11)Cd(6)Sb(12), have been studied on the basis of the density-functional theory (DFT) using the tight-binding linear-muffin-tin-orbital (TB-LMTO-ASA) approach and the local-density approximation (LDA). These results reveal(More)
The first successful attempt to construct 3D supramolecular frameworks with high-nuclear 3d-4f heterometallic clusters as a node is reported. The self-assembly of Ln3+, Cu2+ and amino acid in solution leads to the formation of two polymers, 35-nuclear complex [Sm6Cu29] 1 with a primitive cubic net-like structure and 36-nuclear complex [Nd6Cu30] 2 with a(More)
Four new Zintl compounds, Ba21Cd4Sb18, Ba21Cd4Bi18, Sr21Cd4Bi18, and Eu21Cd4Bi18, have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Despite the similarity in their chemical formulas and regardless of their identical electronic requirements, the structures of the Ba compounds and the Sr and Eu compounds are subtly different. Due to the cations, a(More)
Seven cadmium- and zinc-containing Zintl phases, A9Zn(4+x)Pn9 and A9Cd(4+x)Pn9 (0 < or = x < or = 0.5), A = Ca, Sr, Yb, Eu; Pn = Sb, Bi, have been synthesized, and their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. All compounds are isostructural and crystallize in the centrosymmetric orthorhombic space group Pbam (no. 55, Z = 2),(More)
New transition-metal-containing Zintl phases, Ca21Mn4Bi18 and Ca21Mn4Sb18, have been synthesized by high-temperature reactions, and their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Ca21Mn4Bi18 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c (No. 15, Z = 4) with a = 17.470(2) A, b = 17.392(2) A, c = 17.208(2) A, beta = 93.253(2)(More)
Ba(2)Cd(2.13)Bi(3)O, a new bis-muthide(-I,-III) oxide, crystallizes with a novel body-centered tetra-gonal structure (Pearson code tI36). The crystal structure contains eight crystallographically unique sites in the asymmetric unit, all on special positions. Two Ba, one Cd and two Bi atoms have site symmetry 4mm, the third Bi atom has mmm. and the O atom(More)
Two new Zintl compounds A(10)LaCdSb(9) (A=Ca, Yb), namely, Ca(9.81(1))La(0.97(1))Cd(1.23(1))Sb(9) and Yb(9.78(1))La(0.97(1))Cd(1.24(1))Sb(9), have been designed and synthesized by applying the Zintl concept. Although both compounds are isoelectronic with their Ca(11)InSb(9) and Yb(11)InSb(9) analogues, they crystallize in a new structure type with the(More)
The high-yield synthesis of Lu11Te4 by reaction of the components and annealing at 1200 degrees C is described. The structure determined by single-crystal diffraction means is monoclinic C2/m, Z = 6, a = 30.412(3) A, b = 3.9504(4) A, c = 21.073(2) A, beta = 102.96 degrees and consists of two independent condensed puckered sheets of Lu separated by(More)
A new transition-metal-containing Zintl phase, Ba11Cd8Bi14, has been synthesized by a Cd-flux reaction, and its structure has been determined by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Ba11Cd8Bi14 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/m (No. 12, Z = 2) with a = 28.193(8) A, b = 4.8932(14) A, c = 16.823(5) A, and beta = 90.836(4) degrees , taken at -150(More)