Crystal Structure of Kernite, Na2B4O6(OH)2 · 3H2

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Science  16 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3755, pp. 1453-1454
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3755.1453


Kernite, Na2B4O6(OH)2· .3H20, contains parallel infinite chains of the borate polyanion[B4O6(OH)2]n2n—. The chains are composed of six-membered rings containing one boron-oxygen triangle and two boron-oxygen tetrahedra. The rings are linked through commonly shared boron-oxygen tetrahedra.