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Transition Metal Pnictide-Halides: A Class of Under-Explored Compounds

Headspith, David; Francesconi, M. Grazia


David Headspith


In terms of application, mixed anion compounds have attracted far less attention than mixed cation systems. Interest in the catalytic properties of nitrides has been driven, in part, by their accessibility through new, improved synthesis routes. Although attention in this area extends beyond simple binary systems, to our knowledge, studies have not yet probed the influence of mixed anion compounds. Accordingly, in this review we describe the structures and synthetic routes to transition metal pnictide-halides, which are predominantly nitride-based. It can be anticipated that some of these materials may have interesting catalytic properties, although they have yet to be explored.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-10
Print ISSN 1022-5528
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 11
Pages 1611 - 1627
APA6 Citation Headspith, D., & Francesconi, M. G. (2009). Transition Metal Pnictide-Halides: A Class of Under-Explored Compounds. Topics in catalysis, 52(11), 1611 - 1627.