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Ionothermal synthesis and crystal structures of metal phosphate chains

Wragg, David S.; Le Ouay, Benjamin; Beale, Andrew M.; O'Brien, Matthew G.; Slawin, Alexandra M.Z.; Warren, John E.; Prior, Timothy J.; Morris, Russell E.


David S. Wragg

Benjamin Le Ouay

Andrew M. Beale

Matthew G. O'Brien

Alexandra M.Z. Slawin

John E. Warren

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Dr Tim Prior
Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Russell E. Morris


We have prepared isostructural aluminium and gallium phosphate chains by ionothermal reactions in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and 1-ethylpyridinium bromide under a variety of conditions. The chains can be prepared as pure phases or along with three dimensional framework phases. The chains are favoured at shorter heating times and the crystallinity can be improved by addition of transition metal acetates and amines which are not included in the final structure. The chain can be prepared with or without the presence of hydrofluoric acid.


Wragg, D. S., Le Ouay, B., Beale, A. M., O'Brien, M. G., Slawin, A. M., Warren, J. E., …Morris, R. E. (2010). Ionothermal synthesis and crystal structures of metal phosphate chains. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 183(7), 1625-1631.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 2, 2010
Online Publication Date May 11, 2010
Publication Date 2010-07
Print ISSN 0022-4596
Electronic ISSN 1095-726X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 183
Issue 7
Pages 1625-1631
Keywords Ionothermal synthesis; X-ray diffraction; Crystal structure; Chain
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