B2H6 ($P2_{1}/c$) Structure : AB3_mP16_14_e_3e

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Prototype : B2H6
AFLOW prototype label : AB3_mP16_14_e_3e
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : mP16
Space group number : 14
Space group symbol : $P2_{1}/c$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=AB3_mP16_14_e_3e
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$\beta$,$x_{1}$,$y_{1}$,$z_{1}$,$x_{2}$,$y_{2}$,$z_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$y_{3}$,$z_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$y_{4}$,$z_{4}$


  • (Mark, 1925) studied a variety of B2H6 structures, including the one given Strukturbericht designation $D41 by (Ewald, 1931). Very little information was given about this structure, other than Ewalds's statement The position of the boron atoms is exactly the same as that of the Hg atoms in the A10 ($\alpha$–Hg) structure. (Yao, 2011) found the current structure computationally, and note that it is likely the structure found by (Mark, 1925).
  • This structure shares the same AFLOW designation, AB3_mP16_14_e_3e, as the $\beta$–B2H6 structure described by (Smith, 1965).

Simple Monoclinic primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \cos\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + c \sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{1}a+z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{1}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{1}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & -x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{1}a - z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{1}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{1}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & -x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{1}a-z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{1}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{1}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{1}a + z_{1}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{1}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{2}a+z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{2}a - z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{2}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{2}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{2}a-z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{2}a + z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{2}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{9} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{3}a+z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{3}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{10} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{3}a - z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{3}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{11} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{3}a-z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{3}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{12} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{3}a + z_{3}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{13} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{4}a+z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{4}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{14} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta - x_{4}a - z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{4}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{15} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{4}a-z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{4}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H III} \\ \mathbf{B}_{16} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}c\cos\beta +x_{4}a + z_{4}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right)c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4e\right) & \mbox{H III} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • Y. Yao and R. Hoffmann, BH3 under Pressure: Leaving the Molecular Diborane Motif, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 21002–21009 (2011), doi:10.1021/ja2092568.
  • H. Mark and E. Pohland, IV. Über die Gitterstruktur des Äthans und des Diborans, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials 62, 103–112 (1925), doi:10.1524/zkri.1925.62.1.103.
  • P. P. Ewald and C. Hermann, eds., Strukturbericht 1913–1928 (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M. B. H., Leipzig, 1931).
  • H. W. Smith and W. N. Lipscomb, Single–Crystal X–Ray Diffraction Study of $\beta$–Diborane, J. Chem. Phys. 43, 1060–1064 (1965), doi:10.1063/1.1696820.

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