Be2BO3F: A Phase of Beryllium Fluoride Borate Derived from KBe2BO3F2 with Short UV Absorption Edge.

Author(s) Guo, S.; Liu, L.; Xia, M.; Kang, L.; Huang, Q.; Li, C.; Wang, X.; Lin, Z.; Chen, C.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2016 Jun 22
Abstract

A phase of beryllium fluoride borate Be2BO3F (BBF) was successfully developed and grown by spontaneous nucleation from high temperature solution. The crystal belongs to the trigonal space group of R3̅c (No. 167), with lattice parameters a = 4.442(1) Å, c = 24.956(5) Å, and Z = 2. It is constructed by the infinite planar [Be2BO3F2]∞ layers, in which the planar triangle [BO3](3-) and the tetrahedral [BeO3F](5-) anionic groups are arranged in parallel via corner-sharing O atoms in each ab plane. BBF is an incongruent compound and decomposes at about 650 °C. The deep-ultraviolet (DUV) transmittance spectrum reveals that its UV cutoff wavelength is down to ∼150 nm. Theoretical calculations show that BBF has a large birefringence (Δn = 0.13 at 200 nm), which mainly originates from the infinite planar [Be2BO3F2]∞ layers. In conclusion, BBF may be served as a potential DUV birefringent material.

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00755
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Guo S, Liu L, Xia M, Kang L, Huang Q, Li C, et al. Be2BO3F: A Phase of Beryllium Fluoride Borate Derived from KBe2BO3F2 with Short UV Absorption Edge. Inorg Chem. 2016.

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