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Synthesis and crystal structure of Na4Sn3O8

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A new ternary Na–Sn–O compound, Na4Sn3O8, has been synthesized from a mixture of Na2CO3 and SnO2 by heating at 1270–1400 °C for 6–24 h in air using a powder bed. The crystal structure of Na4Sn3O8 has been refined by the Rietveld analysis of the powder X-ray diffraction data. Na4Sn3O8 crystallizes in the cubic system (a = 9.1815(2) Å, Z = 4) with the space group of either P4332 or P4132. The unit cell contains twelve SnO6 and four NaO6 octahedra connecting by edge-sharing and additionally twelve sodium atoms distributed in octahedral holes.

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2001, accepted on 17 Jan 2002 and first published on 05 Mar 2002

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B107364H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2002,12, 1068-1070
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    Synthesis and crystal structure of Na4Sn3O8

    M. Iwasaki, H. Takizawa, K. Uheda and T. Endo, J. Mater. Chem., 2002, 12, 1068
    DOI: 10.1039/B107364H

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