Synthesis and crystal structure of a new strontium nitridomolybdate oxide, Sr4[MoN4]O

Paul M. O'Meara, Marten G. Barker, Alexander J. Blake, Paul A. Cooke, Duncan H. Gregory

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The new ternary nitride oxide Sr4[MoN4]O was synthesised by the reaction of strontium nitride with molybdenum nitride under a low partial pressure of oxygen in a sealed stainless steel crucible. Structure determination from single crystal X-ray data showed the structure to be monoclinic in the space group P21/m (no. 11). The crystal morphology and strontium/molybdenum ratios were investigated using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis by X-rays. The structure contains isolated [MoN4]6- tetrahedra. Oxygen is ordered in the anion sublattice and is found only in the co-ordination sphere of the alkaline earth metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-638
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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