Crystalline Iron Oxohalide Nanotube Pea Pods

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Compounds Fe7Sb3(PO4)3O6Cl3 and Fe7Sb3(PO4)3O6Br3 are the first iron phosphates containing SbIII. They were synthesized by chemical vapor transport reactions, and their crystal structures were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The compounds are isostructural and crystallize in the orthorhombic space group Pnma. Tubular Fe7(PO4)3O6X3 units (X = Cl, Br) are linked by SbO4 groups to build up a framework. The tubular units consist of an outer part made up of [FeO5X] octahedra where the Fe atoms are arranged to resemble a nanotube. Inside the tubes there are phosphate groups, and at the very center there is a chain of face-sharing [FeO6] octahedra.


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  • Chemical Sciences


  • Oxohalides, Structure elucidation, Nanostructures, Iron, Antimony
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3971-3974
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041)