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Title: Structure and properties of Na{sub x}M{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}·yH{sub 2}O, M=Co(III), Ni(III) honeycomb oxyhydrates

The oxyhydrates Na{sub 0.85}Co{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}·1.7H{sub 2}O and Na{sub 0.95}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}·1.5H{sub 2}O were prepared by Br{sub 2} oxidation of Na{sub 3}Co{sub 2}SbO{sub 6} and Na{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6} and exposure to ambient air. Their composition and structure are characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, elemental analysis and powder X-ray diffraction. Both form monolayer hydrates with metal cations (Co or Ni) near the 3+ oxidation state. In the parent materials, MO{sub 6} octahedra surround SbO{sub 6} units, forming a honeycomb geometry; Rietveld refinement of the hydrate phases indicate that this motif is retained. Magnetic susceptibility plots display paramagnetic behavior and Curie–Weiss fits support the 3+ oxidation state (low spin d{sup 6}s=0 for Co and low spin d{sup 7}s=1/2 for Ni). Close inspection of the Ni hydrate’s susceptibility reveals a feature at 6.2 K and a non-linear magnetization at 2 K with no saturation up to 9 T. Heat capacity measurements show a large amount of excess entropy in the Ni hydrate in the 2–20 K temperature range, while the heat capacity of the Co hydrate can be described by a simple lattice contribution. The Ni hydrate sample is easily dehydrated by heating above 100 °C and forms a new Na-deficient phase, Na{submore » 0.95}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}, which is stable at room temperature. Magnetic susceptibility of this phase is consistent with the Ni atom remaining in the 3+ oxidation state after dehydration. - Graphical abstract: Powder diffraction patterns of Na{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}, Na{sub 0.95}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}·1.5H{sub 2}O and Na{sub 0.95}Ni{sub 2}SbO{sub 6}. Each pattern has been normalized in intensity. Cartoons depict the change in layer separation with hydration and give the approximate distances between layers and Ni atoms. Highlights: • New oxyhydrate phases with honeycomb lattices are formed. • Curie–Weiss fits indicate Ni{sup 3+} (s=1/2). • Heat capacity shows a large release of entropy for Ni phase, likely due to a complex magneto-structural phase transition.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22274036
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 204; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BROMINE; CATIONS; DEHYDRATION; ENTROPY; HEATING; HYDRATES; HYDRATION; LAYERS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MAGNETIZATION; NICKEL IONS; OXIDATION; PARAMAGNETISM; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; POWDERS; SPECIFIC HEAT; THERMAL GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION