Untypical [VOPO4]? layer in vanadyl phosphates with variant interlayer gap of double-tiered template

Ya Ching Yang, Yi Chun Lai, Joel R. Salazar, Vítězslav Zima, Kwang Hua Lii, Sue Lein Wang

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Four new organically templated layered vanadyl(IV) phosphates, (Hcha)VOPO4·0.5H2O (cha = cyclohexylamine) (1), (Hchpa)VOPO4·0.5H2O (chpa = cycloheptylamine) (2), (Hcha)0.5(Hchpa)0.5VOPO4·0.5H 2O (3), and (H2aepip)[(VOPO4) 2(H2O)]·H2O (aepip = N-(2-aminoethyl)piperazine) (4), have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, magnetic susceptibility, and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. They displayed a large interlayer gap propped up by an unprecedented double-tiered monoamine in vertical angles generating the lightest layered VPO material ever prepared and characterized. The anionic [VOPO4]? sheets for all four compounds are constructed by a common secondary building unit consisting of one copper-acetate-type {(V IVO)22-PO4)4} cluster and two vanadium polyhedra. The d1 state was confirmed by both magnetic susceptibility studies and EPR spectra. Moreover, compounds 1 and 4 showed antiferromagnetism with TN at 30 K, the highest ever observed in layered vanadyl phosphates. The structural relationship, template arrangement, magnetic property, thermal stability, and correlation between interlayer gaps and densities are discussed. Compounds 1?3 crystallized in the monoclinic space group P21/c (no. 14) with Z = 8, whereas compound 4 crystallized in the orthorhombic space group Pbca (no. 61) with Z = 4. Crystal data of 1, a = 16.3461(9) Å, b = 14.2641(8) Å, c = 9.4037(5) Å, β = 94.519(1)o, V = 2185.8(2) Å3; 2, a = 17.0773(5) Å, b = 14.3449(4) Å, c = 9.4251(3) Å, β = 93.976(1)o, V = 2303.3(1) Å3; 3, a = 16.6765(4) Å, b = 14.2927(3) Å, c = 9.4120(3) Å, β = 95.389(1) o, V = 2233.5(1) Å3; 4, a = 14.2517(9) Å, b = 9.4012(6) Å, c = 24.442(2) Å, V = 3274.8(4) Å3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6196-6202
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number13
StatePublished - 5 Jul 2010


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