Rare-Earth Hydroxometalates Ba[RE(OH)5] with RE=Tb, Dy, Ho
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Colorless crystals of the new hydroxometalates Ba[RE(OH)5] with the rare-earth elements RE=Tb, Dy, Ho were synthesized under ultra-alkaline conditions in a KOH hydroflux at 200 °C. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that the three compounds crystallize isostructural in the monoclinic space group P21/n (no. 14). In the crystal structure, the rare-earth cations are coordinated by the oxygen atoms of seven hydroxide anions, which define a distorted pentagonal bipyramid. These polyhedra share edges of their basal ring forming infinite chains that run parallel to the  direction. Hydrogen bonds connect the chains into layers parallel to the (101) plane. The Ba2+ cations are located between these layers and surrounded by nine oxygen atoms. Ba[Dy(OH)5] is paramagnetic and shows no luminescence under UV light. When heated in synthetic air or argon, water is released in well-defined steps. Ba[Dy(OH)5] decomposes via DyOOH to Dy2O3, which then reacts with the remaining Ba(OH)2 to form BaDy2O4. Thus, the hydroxometalates can be used as carbon-free precursors for oxides.
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|