(H2NC4H8NH2)[(VO)2(PO4)2] and (H2NC4H8NH2)2[(VO)3(HPO4)2(PO4)2]·H2O: Novel Layered Vanadium Phosphates with Distorted and Defected VOPO4 Layers

Victoria Soghomonian, Robert C. Haushalter, Qin Chen, Jon Zubieta

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Two new layered vanadium phosphates, (H2NC4H8NH2)[(VO)(PO4)]2 (1) and (H2NC4H8NH2)2[(VO)3(HPO4)2-(PO4)2]·H2O (2), have been hydrothermally synthesized under similiar conditions. Compound 1 is synthesized from VCl4, H3PO4, piperazine, (n-C4H9)4NOH, and H2O in the mole ratio 1:2.7:2.1:1.2:350 at 200°C for 70 h and autogeneous pressure. In contrast, the preparation of 2 required the presence of (CH3)PO3H2, such that reaction of VCl4, H3PO4, (CH3)PO3H2 piperazine (n-C4H9)4NOH, and H2O in the mole ratio 1:3.5:1.2:3.3:1.2:390 at 200 °C for 70 h yields 2 in 50% yield, with 1 as the other component. Green plates of compound 1 crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/c with a = 8.786(2) Å, b = 8.257(2) Å, c = 8.566(2) Å, β = 111.07(3)°, V = 579.9(3) Å-3, Z = 2, and R = 0.0298 whereas blue plates of 2 crystallize in the noncentrosymmetric orthorhombic space group Pna21 with a = 14.631(3) Å, b = 8.706(2) Å, c = 17.635(4) Å, V = 2246.3(11) Å3, Z = 4, and R = 0.0363. Compound 1 has puckered layers containing triangular bipyramidal vanadium(IV) centers. Phosphate 2 has VOPO4- like layers with 1/4 of the V(IV) octahedral sites missing which results in unusual edge-sharing involving half the phosphate tetrahedral with the vanadium octahedra and protonation of the remaining phosphate groups to give HPO42- residues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1700-1704
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 1 1994

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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