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Title: Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of Li{sub 2}InMo{sub 3}O{sub 8}: A novel reduced molybdenum oxide containing magnetic Mo{sub 3} clusters

Powder samples and single crystals of Li{sub 2}InMo{sub 3}O{sub 8} were obtained by solid state reaction. The structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (771 independent reflections for 33 refinable, R1=0.0158 and wR2=0.0354). Li{sub 2}InMo{sub 3}O{sub 8} is isomorphous with Li{sub 2}SnMo{sub 3}O{sub 8} and crystallizes in the hexagonal space group P6{sub 3}mc with unit-cell parameters a=5.7931(2) Å, c=10.4681(4) Å and Z=2. The crystal structure consists of distorted hexagonal-close-packed oxygen layers with stacking sequence abac along [0 0 1] and that are held together by alternating lithium–indium and molybdenum layers. The Li{sup +} and In{sup 3+} ions occupy, respectively, tetrahedral and octahedral sites in the ratio 2:1. The Mo atoms occupy octahedral sites and form strongly bonded triangular clusters involving three MoO{sub 6} octahedra that are each shared along two edges, constituting a Mo{sub 3}O{sub 13} unit. The variations of the Mo–Mo and Mo–O bond lengths according to the number of electrons per Mo{sub 3} cluster are discussed. The trivalent oxidation state of the indium leads to one unpaired electron per Mo{sub 3} and thus gives rise to a paramagnetic spin behavior with an effective magnetic moment of 1.5 μ{sub B} per Mo{sub 3} cluster. The magnetic susceptibility vs. temperaturemore » curve also shows a maximum at 25 K arising probably from an antiferromagnetic ordering between the Mo{sub 3} clusters. - Graphical abstract: We present here the synthesis, the crystal structure, and the magnetic properties of the new quaternary compound Li{sub 2}InMo{sub 3}O{sub 8} containing magnetic Mo{sub 3}O{sub 13} units with one unpaired electron. - Highlights: • The new quaternary reduced molybdenum oxide containing Mo{sub 3} clusters, Li{sub 2}InMo{sub 3}O{sub 8}, was synthesized by solid state reaction. • Single-crystal X-ray study. • One unpaired electron per Mo{sub 3} cluster leading to a paramagnetic spin behavior with an effective magnetic moment of 1.5 μ{sub B} per Mo{sub 3} cluster. • Magnetic susceptibility measurements show a maximum at 25 K arising probably from an antiferromagnetic ordering between the Mo{sub 3} clusters.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22309072
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 208; 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; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; BOND LENGTHS; HCP LATTICES; INDIUM IONS; LITHIUM IONS; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MOLYBDENUM; MOLYBDENUM OXIDES; MONOCRYSTALS; PARAMAGNETISM; QUATERNARY ALLOY SYSTEMS; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS; SPACE GROUPS; SPIN; SYNTHESIS; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION