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A mixed molecular salt of lithium and sodium breaks the Hume-Rothery rules for solid solutions

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The first molecular solid solution of lithium and sodium ions is reported. In spite of the different chemical and structural properties of the parent compounds, the two cations form a homogeneous mixed phase with the isoorotate ion. Such observation appears in contrast with the Hume-Rothery principles for solid solutions. Furthermore the mixed salts in the series are thermally stable up to 100 °C and non-hygroscopic, which makes them relevant for their potential use as a lithium drug substance.

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Submitted
12 Dec 2018
Accepted
24 Jan 2019
First published
04 Feb 2019

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 2297-2300
Article type
Communication

A mixed molecular salt of lithium and sodium breaks the Hume-Rothery rules for solid solutions

M. Lestari and M. Lusi, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 2297
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09850F

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