Ionothermal synthesis of two novel metal organophosphonates

Peter J. Byrne, David S. Wragg, John E. Warren, Russell E. Morris

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Two novel metal phosphonates, Al5F(C4H9PO3)(6)(OH)(2)(C4N2H6)(2) 1 and Ga4F2(C4H9PO3)(8)H-5 center dot(C7N2H11) 2 have been prepared using an ionothermal approach and their structures solved using single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In 1, the breakdown of the ionic liquid solvent has occurred and a fragment of the cation coordinates to the aluminium in the structure. In 2, the ionic liquid cation acts as the template and is occluded. Compound 1 is a chain structure while compound 2 is molecular, unlike the vast majority of hydrothermally synthesised phosphonates, which are layered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-799
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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