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Supercritical synthesis and topological analysis of K5U5O17(OH)

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Abstract

High quality single crystals of the monoclinic phase K5U5O17(OH) were synthesized via a hydrothermal method utilizing the supercritical regime of water. The structure of K5U5O17(OH) is isotypic with the Na phase, Na5U5O17(OH), however crystallizes in a slightly different space group due to size effects. K5U5O17(OH) has the same sheet-anion structure as the Na analog, whose topology is analyzed here for the first time. K5U5O17(OH) shows fluorescence typical for uranyl species.

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Submitted
19 Apr 2017
Accepted
08 Jun 2017
First published
15 Jun 2017

CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 3499-3505
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Supercritical synthesis and topological analysis of K5U5O17(OH)

J. B. Felder, M. D. Smith and H. zur Loye, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 3499
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00746A

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