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Single crystals of the lanthanide-containing iridate, disamarium sodium iridium hexaoxide, Sm2NaIrO6, were prepared via high-temperature flux growth and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n and is a double perovskite, consisting of a 1:1 ordered rock-salt-type lattice of corner-shared NaO6 and IrO6 distorted octahedra. Samarium occupies the eightfold coordination site generated by the connectivity of the octahedra.

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Mugavero, S., Puzdrjakova, I., Smith, M., & zur Loye, H.-C. (2004). Sm2NaIrO6, A Monoclinically Distorted Double Perovskite. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 61(1), i3–i5.

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