An extreme case of ZnO6 octahedral distortion in trizinc tris(selenite) hydrate, Zn-3(SeO3)(3)center dot H2O

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Triziac tris[trioxoselenate(IV)] hydrate, Zn-3(SeO3)(3). H2O is built up from ZnO6 octahedra [d(av)(Zn-O) = 2.127 (2) Angstrom] and SeO3 pyramids [d(av)(Se-O) = 1.693 (2) Angstrom], sharing vertices and edges. One of the zinc octahedra is exceptionally distorted. The title compound is isostructural with CO3(SeO3)(3). H2O and Ni-3(SeO3)(3). H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1980-1983
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • NI3(SEO3)3.H2O
  • CO
  • NI

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