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Iron fluorophosphates

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18 new iron fluorophosphates and a chlorofluorophosphate have been synthesised hydrothermally in a fluoride-rich medium, using FeF2, FeF3, Fe, HPF6. HCl, monovalent metal fluorides as reactants and amines as templating agents. Products have been fully structurally characterised using single crystal X-ray diffraction, and the stability of some compounds investigated using thermogravimetric analysis. Reaction in fluoride-rich conditions produce ribbon-like, layer and framework structures containing new and unusual structural motifs based on the linking of Fe(O,F)6, PO3F, and PO2(OH,F)2 polyhedra. Structures exhibiting inter-layer spaces and channels are frequently lined by terminal fluoride anions of the PO3F, PO2(OH,F)2 and Fe(O,F)6 polyhedra.

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2013, accepted on 04 Jun 2013 and first published on 05 Jun 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50324K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 10715-10724
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    Iron fluorophosphates

    A. C. Keates, J. A. Armstrong and M. T. Weller, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 10715
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50324K

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