Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 207–211 | Cite as

Flux Crystal Growth and Structure Determination of K5Y2FSi4O13

  • Allison M. Latshaw
  • Alexis R. Myers
  • Mark D. Smith
  • Hans-Conrad zur Loye
Original Paper


Single crystals of K5Y2FSi4O13 were grown out of a molten potassium fluoride flux. Single crystal X-ray diffraction was used to determine the crystal structure. K5Y2FSi4O13 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/m with a = 7.1567(12) Å, b = 5.7627(9) Å, c = 18.005(3) Å, β = 92.396(4)°, and Z = 2. This compound has a complex three-dimensional structure with corner-sharing YO5F and SiO4 polyhedra.

Graphical Abstract

Single crystals of K5Y2FSi4O13, which crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/m, were grown out of a molten potassium fluoride flux and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction.


K5Y2FSi4O13 Silicate Single crystal Flux growth Oxyfluoride 



This research was supported by the National Science Foundation through Grant DMR-1301757.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allison M. Latshaw
    • 1
  • Alexis R. Myers
    • 1
  • Mark D. Smith
    • 1
  • Hans-Conrad zur Loye
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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