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Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of New Pillared Layered Ethylenediphosphonates of Molybdenum(VI), A2[Mo2O5(O3PCH2CH2PO3)] (A = NH4, Tl, Cs, Rb) and K(H3O)[Mo2O5(O3PCH2CH2PO3)]

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posted on 26.07.2004, 00:00 authored by K. Prabhakara Rao, Vidyavathy, M. P. Minimol, K. Vidyasagar
New ethylenediphosphonates of molybdenum, A2[Mo2O5(O3PCH2CH2PO3)] (A = NH4 (1), Tl (2), Cs (3), Rb (4)), and K(H3O)[Mo2O5(O3PCH2CH2PO3)] (5), have been synthesized by a hydrothermal method and structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic, and thermal studies. These compounds consist of pillared anionic layers [Mo2O5(O3PCH2CH2PO3)]2-, with A+, K+, and H3O+ ions in the interlayer region as well as in the cavities within the anionic layers. Single-crystal X-ray structures of compounds 1 and 5 have been determined. They crystallize in the orthorhombic space group Cmca with Z = 8 and have the following unit cell parameters. For 1, a = 25.60(1), b = 10.016(4), and c = 9.635(3) Å and for 5, a = 25.63(1), b = 10.007(2), and c = 9.512(1) Å.