The structure of C(GeBr3)4 has been determined by gas-phase electron diffraction. It has a C-Ge bond length of 2.042(8) Å (about 0.1 Å longer than normal), and the 12 Br atom positions are close to the vertices of a regular icosahedron. Density functional calculations closely reproduce the observed structure. The implications of the observed structure for bond lengths in Ge-C crystals and related electronic materials based on the diamond structure are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry