Part of the structure of Na172In192Pt2

Click diagram to see the cluster of indium atoms

Na172In192Pt2 is an example of a Zintl phase compound, formed by the reaction of an alkali metal (sodium) with a p block element (Indium).

The complex structure of Na172In192Pt2 consists of fulleride-like networks formed from Indium atoms surrounded by sodium atoms), encasing the Platinum atoms at the centre.


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