Hydroxide flux synthesis and crystal structure of the ordered palladate, LuNaPd6O8
We report the single crystal structure of LuNaPd6O8 grown from a sodium hydroxide flux. The utilization of a hydroxide flux has led to the preparation of the first ordered substitution of a lanthanide metal and an alkali metal on the A-site in a platinum group oxide and the first palladate to contain both a lanthanide metal and an alkali metal. The 1:1 ordered substitution of Lu3+ and Na+ in place of the commonly observed divalent cation leads to slabs of LuO8 and NaO8cubes bridged together by PdO4 square planes. The compound crystallizes in the cubic space group Pm-3 (#200) with a=5.72500(10) Å and is structurally related to other cubic palladium oxides.
Published in Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 179, Issue 11, 2006, pages 3586-3589.
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Mugavero III, S. J., Smith, M. D., zur Loye, H.-C.(2006). Hydroxide Flux Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Ordered Palladate, LuNaPd6O8., 179(11), 3586-3589.