Ionothermal synthesis and crystal structures of metal phosphate chains

David S. Wragg, Benjamin Le Ouay, Andrew M. Beale, Matthew G. O'Brien, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, John E. Warren, Timothy J. Prior, Russell E. Morris

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We have prepared isostructural aluminium and gallium phosphate chains by ionothermal reactions in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and 1-ethylpyridinium bromide under a variety of conditions. The chains can be prepared as pure phases or along with three dimensional framework phases. The chains are favoured at shorter heating times and the crystallinity can be improved by addition of transition metal acetates and amines which are not included in the final structure. The chain can be prepared with or without the presence of hydrofluoric acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1631
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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