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Synthesis and structural characterisation of CsCoPO4-ABW

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The cobalt phosphate, CsCoPO4, possessing the zeolite ABW framework topology has been synthesised using a solid state route. Rietveld refinement from powder neutron diffraction data has shown the material to be a direct structural analogue of CsZnPO4 polymorph III. The framework is made up of alternating cobaltate and phosphate tetrahedra sharing vertices with caesium counter cations located in the channels formed. The presence of Co(II) tetrahedra, confirmed by UV visible spectroscopy, is responsible for the intense blue colour of the material. DTA analysis combined with preliminary variable temperature powder X-ray diffraction has shown the presence of a phase transition at approximately 171 °C to an orthorhombic unit cell probably isostructural with CsZnPO4 polymorph II.

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The article was received on 10 Aug 1999, accepted on 14 Dec 1999 and first published on 01 Feb 2000

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A906478H
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000,0, 555-558

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    Synthesis and structural characterisation of CsCoPO4-ABW

    P. F. Henry, E. M. Hughes and M. T. Weller, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 0, 555
    DOI: 10.1039/A906478H

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