Zigzag octahedral cluster chains in BaMo6O10

K. H. Lii, C. C. Wang, S. L. Wang

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A novel ternary molybdenum oxide, BaMo6O10, was discovered and its crystal structure was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. BaMo6O10 crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnma with a = 10.154(2), b = 8.641(2), c = 9.184(2)Å, V = 805.7(3)Å3, Z = 4, R = 0.0438, Rw = 0.0401 for 652 independent reflections with I > 3.0σ(I). The structure contains infinite zigzag molybdenum oxide chains built up from M6X12-type clusters, crosslinked to form channels where Ba2+ cations reside. Bond distance analysis results indicate that BaMo6O10 is perfectly bonded with all valence electrons of the Mo atoms in either MoMo or MoO bonding states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1988


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