Exploratory synthesis: the fascinating and diverse chemistry of polar intermetallic phases.

@article{Corbett2010ExploratoryST,
  title={Exploratory synthesis: the fascinating and diverse chemistry of polar intermetallic phases.},
  author={John D. Corbett},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={13-28}
}
Exploratory synthetic adventures regarding the inorganic chemistry of polar intermetallic phases have proven to be especially productive of novel compositions, new and unprecedented structures, and unusual bonding regimes. Reactions of diverse elements with widely different electronegativities allow the definition of two opposed classes of products: polycationic or polyanionic clusters or networks of metals paired with the corresponding monatomic anions or cations. These can be usefully viewed… CONTINUE READING