V2O2F4(H2O)2·H2O: a new V4+ layer structure related to VOF3

Cameron Black, Philip Lightfoot

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The title compound, V2O2F4(H2O)2·H2O, (I), features a new infinite, V4+-containing, two-dimensional layer, comprised of fluorine bridged corner-sharing and edge-sharing VOF4(H2O) octahedral building units. Synthesis was carried out under solvothermal conditions. The V4+ centre exhibits a typical off-centring, with a short V=O bond and elongated trans V—F bond. Hydrogen bonded water molecules occur between the layers. The structure is related to previously reported vana- dium oxyfluoride structures, in particular the same layer topology is seen in VOF3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


  • V4+ layer structure
  • VIV oxyfluorides
  • Frustrated magnets
  • Crystal structure
  • Ionic liquids
  • Fluorine bridging
  • Solvothermal conditions


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