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New KRb2Sb4BO13 and Rb3Sb4BO13 compounds prepared by Rb+/K+ ion exchange from the K3Sb4BO13 ion conductor

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The crystal structures of new K3−xRbxSb4BO13 compounds (x = 2, 3), prepared via ion exchange from K3Sb4BO13, are reported. They adopt the triclinic crystal system and exhibit a localized Rb/K disorder at room temperature. The crystal structures were determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction at T = 25 °C for both end-members of the family, leading to a reinvestigation of the K3Sb4BO13 crystal structure, and one intermediate composition KRb2Sb4BO13. The structure consists of hexagonal Sb3O9 bronze-like layers alternately separated by edge-sharing Sb2O10 dimers and BO3 triangles, forming interconnected tunnels filled by Rb+/K+ ions. The differences between the structures are based on the Rb/K disorder inside the tunnels conferring an advanced view of the cation diffusion paths. Additional information about conduction pathways was provided by the bond valence energy landscape (BVEL) method.

Graphical abstract: New KRb2Sb4BO13 and Rb3Sb4BO13 compounds prepared by Rb+/K+ ion exchange from the K3Sb4BO13 ion conductor

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2018, accepted on 28 Nov 2018 and first published on 29 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01712C
CrystEngComm, 2019,21, 594-601

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    New KRb2Sb4BO13 and Rb3Sb4BO13 compounds prepared by Rb+/K+ ion exchange from the K3Sb4BO13 ion conductor

    J. Doux, N. Stephant, A. L. G. La Salle, O. Joubert, D. Guyomard and E. Quarez, CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 594
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01712C

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