The flux synthesis of single crystals of the isostructural compounds tristrontium zinc platinum hexaoxide, Sr3ZnPtO6, and tristrontium cadmium platinum hexaoxide, Sr3CdPtO6, is reported. The compounds adopt the pseudo-one-dimensional rhombohedral K4CdCl6 structure type, and feature chains of face-shared distorted ZnO6 or CdO6 trigonal prisms and PtO6 octahedra, surrounded by columns of Sr2+ ions. All transition metals are located on the threefold axis of symmetry, while the Sr2+ cations lie on twofold axes.
Formula: Sr3ZnPtO6 and Sr3CdPtO6
Published in Acta Crystallographica Section C, Volume C57, Issue 4, 2001, pages 337-338.
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Publisher's Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108270100020060