Crystal Growth of Novel Lanthanide-Containing Platinates K4[Ln6Pt2O15] (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) with a Unique Framework Structure
Crystals of a new family of lanthanide-containing platinum oxides with a unique framework structure were grown out of molten hydroxide fluxes. The structure consists of a crystallographically well-behaved [Ln6Pt2O15]4− framework permeated by channels filled with disordered atoms along the  and equivalent directions. Open-channel structures are rare in oxides and apparently unknown in platinate chemistry.
Published in Inorg. Chem, Volume 48, Issue 2, 2009, pages 414-416.
Crystal Growth of Novel Lanthanide-Containing Platinates K4[Ln6Pt2O15] (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) with a Unique Framework StructureHans-Conrad zur Loye, Tara J. Hansen, Qingbiao Zhao, Samuel J. Mugavero, III, Ray L. Withers, and Mark D. Smith Inorganic Chemistry 2009 48 (2), 414-416