Ternary and tetrahedral symmetry in hybrid fluorides, fluoride carbonates and carbonates

Karim Adil, Amor Ben Ali, Gilles Dujardin, Robert Dhal, Marc Leblanc, Vincent Maisonneuve

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Tren amine cations and carbonate anions adopt a ternary symmetry while tetra amine cations are tetrahedral. The symmetry of these constitutive ions influences strongly the nature of the solids which crystallise from solutions. Large fluorinated aluminate polyanions with tetrahedral symmetry appear in the presence of tren amine, while infinite chains of AlF6 octahedra are observed with tetra amine and that noncentrosymmetric structures are frequently encountered in rare earth fluoride carbonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1709-1714
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Issue number11 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbonates
  • Hybrid fluorides
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Microwave heating
  • Solid state
  • Solvothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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