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Synthesis and crystal structures of iron hydrogen phosphates

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Abstract

Three new iron hydrogen phosphate compositions have been synthesised under hydrothermal conditions; Fe(II)2O(HPO4) (1), (NH4)3Fe(III)3(HPO4)6 (2) and Fe1.34(III)(PO4)OH0.96 (3). 1 and 2 have framework structures constructed from FeO6 octahedra and HPO4/PO4 tetrahedra containing cavities; in the case of 2, these are occupied by ammonium cations while in 1 they are cross linked by hydrogen bonding involving the HPO4groups. Crystals of 3 grow as 30 μm octahedral “jackstones” and this synthetic material adopts the structure from the Lipscombite solid solution. Thermal decomposition of these materials yields simple iron phosphates and the potential of these compounds and their derivatives, formed for example through Li+-ion exchange of NH4+, for battery applications is discussed.

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2009, accepted on 19 Feb 2009 and first published on 24 Mar 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B902519G
Dalton Trans., 2009, 3786-3792

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    Synthesis and crystal structures of iron hydrogen phosphates

    K. V. Redrup and M. T. Weller, Dalton Trans., 2009, 3786
    DOI: 10.1039/B902519G

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