Ionothermal synthesis of the mixed-anion material, Ba3Cl4CO3

Patricia Leyva-Bailen, Paz Vaqueiro, Anthony V. Powell

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A low-temperature ionothermal method for the facile synthesis of the halide carbonate, Ba3Cl4CO3, in single-crystalline form has been developed. This has enabled the first determination of the crystal structure of this material to be carried out. Analysis of single-crystal X-ray diffraction data indicates that barium chloride carbonate crystallises in the orthorhombic space group Pnma (Z=4), with a=8.4074(11), b=9.5886(12), c=12.4833(15) Å (Rw=0.0392). It exhibits a complex structure in which a three-dimensional network is formed from cross-linking of chains of anion-centred octahedra that share faces. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2333-2337
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


  • Crystal structure
  • Halide carbonate
  • Ionothermal synthesis
  • Mixed-anion compound


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