Acta Crystallographica E, Structure Reports Online vol:69
The title compound, C4H8O4Te, crystallized from a solution of Te4+ in ethylene glycol. The TeIV atom is in a distorted seesaw coordination defined by four O atoms from two different ethyleneglycate ligands. The C atoms of the ethyleneglycate ligands are disorderd over two positions, with population parameters of 50.3 (6) and 49.7 (6)% indicating a statistical distribution. Due to the possibility to transform the primitive monoclinic unit cell into a metrically orthorhombic C unit cell, the data are twinned and were refined with the twin law 100/
010/101 with the relative scale factor refining to 1.82 (4)% for the minor component.