Crystal chemistry of the alkaline-earth apatites A(10)(PO4)(6)CuxOy(H)(z) (A = Ca, Sr and Ba).

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2009-06-17
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Royal Society of Chemistry
Abstract
The crystal chemistry of the cuprate apatites A(4)(I)A(6)(II)(PO4)(6)CuxOy(H)(z) (A = Ca, Sr and Ba) was investigated by powder X-ray (PXRD) and neutron diffraction (PND) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The refined crystal structures confirmed earlier X-ray diffraction studies that showed copper resides in the apatite channels and additionally, located hydrogen. For all materials copper is primarily divalent (Cu2+) but in the calcium and strontium analogues co-exists with minor Cu3+. This is in contrast with a previous work where Cu1+ and Cu2+ were reported. © 2009, Royal Society of Chemistry
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Phosphates, Alkaline earth isotopes, Apatites, Crystal structure, Cuprates, X-ray diffraction
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Baikie, T., Ng, G. M. H., Madhavi, S., Pramana, S. S., Blake, K., Elcombe, M., & White, T. J. (2009). Crystal chemistry of the alkaline-earth apatites A(10)(PO4)(6)CuxOy(H)(z) (A = Ca, Sr and Ba). Dalton Transactions, 34, 6722-6726. doi:10.1039/b906639j