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Issue 11, 2000
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Preparation and structural characterisation of the trigonal nitridometalate Ba3MoN4

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The preparation and structural characterisation of a high temperature trigonal modification of Ba3MoN4 is described and compared to the previously reported orthorhombic form. The trigonal form was prepared by the reaction of barium nitride and molybdenum metal foil at 1393 K for 5 days in sealed stainless steel crucibles under argon. The structure is characterised by the presence of isolated [MoN4]6− tetrahedra which are stacked along the c axis. The structural analogies and differences between the two forms of Ba3MoN4 are discussed and their relationship to the AMoO4 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) compounds with the scheelite structure, which represents the family of oxides most structurally related to the Ba–Mo–N nitrides.

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The article was received on 27 Oct 1999, accepted on 13 Apr 2000 and first published on 12 May 2000

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A908546G
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000,0, 1709-1713

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    Preparation and structural characterisation of the trigonal nitridometalate Ba3MoN4

    M. G. Francesconi, M. G. Barker, P. A. Cooke and A. J. Blake, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 0, 1709
    DOI: 10.1039/A908546G

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