Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, i46 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536810016363 ]
Abstract: Single crystals of the title compound, tetralutetium(III) tris(cyclotetraphosphate), Lu4(P4O12)3, were obtained by solid-state reaction. The cubic structure is isotypic with its AlIII and ScIII analogues and is built up from four-membered (P4O12)4- phosphate ring anions ( symmetry), isolated from each other and further linked through isolated LuO6 octahedra (.3. symmetry) via corner sharing. Each LuO6 octahedron is linked to six (P4O12)4- rings, while each (P4O12)4- ring is linked to eight LuO6 octahedra.
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