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Synthesis and Structure of Two Phosphate Representatives Formed by Metal Cations in Oxidation State III, α-CaMg2(SO4)3 Analogues

Authors
  • Pet’kov, V. I.1
  • Somov, N. V.1
  • Lavrenov, D. A.1
  • Sukhanov, M. V.1
  • Fukina, D. G.1
  • 1 National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, 603950, Russia , Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Crystallography Reports
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
65
Issue
5
Pages
716–720
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1134/S106377452005017X
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

AbstractPolycrystals of the BiFe2(PO4)3 compound and Bi1 – xSbхCr2(PO4)3 solid solution, which form a family isostructural to α-CaMg2(SO4)3 (sp. gr. P63/m), have been synthesized from an aqueous solution by the salt co-precipitation method. The samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, differential thermal analysis, and thermogravimetry, microprobe analysis. The BiFe2(PO4)3 single crystals have been grown by the flux method. The structure consists of polyhedra of three types: PO4 tetrahedra, two face-sharing FeO6 octahedra, and BiO6 octahedra. Isolated PO4 tetrahedra, which share oxygen vertices with doubled FeO6 octahedra, form a three-dimensional [Fe2(PO4)3]3∞ framework, whose voids are occupied by bismuth atoms. Structures of the BiFe2(PO4)3 and NASICON types are compared.

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