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Coexistence of hydrogen and polyanions in multinary main group element hydrides

Ulrich Häussermann*

* Correspondence address: Arizona State University, U.S.A.,

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie International journal for structural, physical, and chemical aspects of crystalline materials. Volume 223, Issue 10, Pages 628–635, ISSN (Print) 0044-2968, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2008.1016, September 2009

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Multinary hydrides based on mixtures of s- and p-block metals are often not fully hydrogenated, but possess a polymeric anion which is formed by the p-block component upon reduction by the s-block metals. Hydrogen may occur hydridic and exclusively coordinated by s-block metal ions (Zintl phase hydrides), or be incorporated in the polymeric anion where it acts as a covalently bonded terminating ligand (polyanionic hydrides). The current state of Zintl phase hydrides and polyanionic hydrides is reviewed with an emphasis on crystal structures and bonding principles.

Keywords: Zintl phases; Polar intermetallic compounds; Main group metal hydrides; Polyanionic hydrides

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