Types of cationic complexes based on oxocentred tetrahedra [OM4] in the crystal structures of inorganic compounds

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The crystal structures of inorganic compounds comprising cationic complexes containing oxygen atoms coordinated tetrahedrally to metal atoms, or oxocentred groups [OM4], are considered. The linking of the [OM4] tetrahedra in the structures has been analysed and cationic complexes of different structures have been identified. The rules governing the linking of the [OM4] tetrahedra have been formulated and the cationic complexes have been subjected to a detailed systematic treatment on their basis. Data on the statistics of the bond lengths and bond angles in the [OM4] tetrahedra are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-155
Number of pages19
JournalRussian Chemical Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


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