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Title: Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]

Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was synthesized from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3} at 850 °C. Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] crystallizes in the trigonal space group R3{sup ¯}c (No. 167) with a=12.0225(2) Å, c=6.8556(2) Å and Z=6. In the crystal structure, isolated, planar cyclic [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} units are charge-balanced by the mixed-valence Eu{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 2+} and Li{sup +} cations. Li{sup +} occupies partially (44%) the Wyckoff site 6b and is sandwiched between the [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} anions. Mössbauer spectroscopy results show the resonance lines of Eu{sup 2+} and Eu{sup 3+}, respectively, indicating the heterogeneous mixed valency of the Eu atoms. X-Band ESR investigations between 5 and 300 K reveal an intense signal over the whole temperature range originating from Eu{sup 2+}. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate a Curie–Weiss behavior with an experimental effective magnetic moment of μ{sub eff}=8.28 μ{sub B} per formula unit. - Graphical abstract: Single crystals of Li{sub 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was obtained from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3.}{sup 151}Eu Mössbauer, ESR and magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal the heterogeneous mixed valency of the Eu atoms. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Single crystals of Li{submore » 0.44}Eu{sub 3}[B{sub 3}N{sub 6}] was obtained from the metathesis reaction of Li{sub 3}[BN{sub 2}] and EuCl{sub 3} at 850 °C. • Crystal structure is built up by isolated, planar cyclic [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} units which are surrounded by mixed valence Eu{sup 3+}/Eu{sup 2+}. • Li{sup +} occupies partially (44%) the site 6b and is sandwiched between the [B{sub 3}N{sub 6}]{sup 9−} anions. • The {sup 151}Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron spin resonance spectroscopy and magnetic susceptibility measurements confirm the heterogeneous mixed valency of Eu.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3] ;  [1] ; ;  [3] ; ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul 34450 (Turkey)
  2. (Germany)
  3. Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Str.40, Dresden 01187 (Germany)
  4. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 30, Münster 48149 (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22274199
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 210; Journal Issue: 1; 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; ANIONS; CATIONS; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE; EUROPIUM 151; EUROPIUM CHLORIDES; EUROPIUM IONS; LITHIUM IONS; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MONOCRYSTALS; SPECTROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; TEMPERATURE RANGE