Acta Crystallographica Section E
The crystal structure of trilithium gallium bis(orthoborate), Li3Ga(BO3)2, is isotypic with Li3Al(BO3)2 in a triclinic cell in space-group type P1. The three Li and the unique Ga atom are coordinated by four O atoms each in tetrahedra, and the two B atoms are coordinated by three O atoms in orthoborate triangles. Chains with composition [Ga2(BO3)4] 6 extend along the a axis. The Li atoms interleave these chains in tetrahedral interstices. A comparison is made between the structure model of the title compound and that of a previously reported model for a compound with the same composition [Abdullaev & Mamedov (1972). Zh. Strukt. Khim. 13, 943–946.]
Smith, Robert W.; Holman, Darien; and Villa, Eric M., "Crystal structure of Li3Ga(BO3)2" (2017). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 34.
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