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Giftthaler, Tobias; Strobel, Philipp; Schnick, Wolfgang ORCID: 0000-0003-4571-8035 (2020): Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Strontium Beryllate Sr3Be2O5. In: Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, Vol. 646, No. 3: pp. 103-105
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Beryllates show an interesting and diverse structural chemistry, resembling that of well‐investigated silicates. The coexistence of tetrahedral and trigonal coordination of Be by O atoms in oxoberyllates allows for an even broader variety of structural motives and implies a plurality of possible atomic ratios Be:O in ternary or higher compounds. We have now synthesized the novel strontium oxoberyllate Sr3Be2O5 via a high‐temperature high‐pressure reaction and have structurally characterized the ternary oxide by single‐crystal and powder X‐ray diffraction analysis. Sr3Be2O5, a low condensed oxoberyllate, contains unprecedented [Be2O5]6– double triangles and Sr atoms in both double‐capped trigonal‐prismatic and octahedral coordination. These motifs show striking resemblance to α‐SrBeO2 and SrO, combining their structural properties. Lattice energy (MAPLE) calculations corroborate found parallels to the known phases SrO and α‐SrBeO2.