Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, i18
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813003875 ]
Abstract: MgTe6O13, magnesium hexatellurate(IV), is isotypic with the structures of divalent first-row transition metal analogues MTe6O13 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Zn). The asymmetric unit contains one Mg, two Te and five O atoms of which the Mg and one O atom lie on a threefold rotation axis. The structure is made up from slightly distorted [MgO6] octahedra (isolated from each other), distorted [TeO4] bisphenoids and [TeO4 + 1] tetragonal pyramids sharing corners and edges. This arrangement leads to the formation of a dense three-dimensional structure.
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