|Molar mass||174.69 g/mol|
|Crystal structure||Tetragonal, tI26|
|Space group||I4/mmm, No. 139|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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ScB12 is formed by mixing a 7:1 ratio of boron powder and scandium oxide powder, heating to 2500 °C with a plasma torch or similar, quenching in cold water and washing with concentrated hydrochloric acid.
ScB12 was originally reported as having a cubic structure, later studies showed it to have tetragonal structure (unit cell with a=522pm, c=735pm). More recently it has been shown that there is indeed a cubic form but that it requires stabilization.
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