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Single-crystal neutron-diffraction study of 3.4% Zn-doped (ND4)(2)[Cu(D2O)(6)](SO4)(2) at 20 K


Schultz, A and Cowan, JA and Hitchman, MA and Stratemeier, H, Single-crystal neutron-diffraction study of 3.4% Zn-doped (ND4)(2)[Cu(D2O)(6)](SO4)(2) at 20 K, Acta Crystallographica Section C, 61, (5) pp. m234-m236. ISSN 0108-2701 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1107/S0108270105009121


Doping the perdeuterated ammonium copper Tutton salt (ND4) 2[Cu(D2O)6](SO4)2 [perdeuterated diammonium hexaaquacopper(II) bis(sulfate)] with Zn leads to a change in the structure from dimorph A (low density) to dimorph B (high density). This change, which accompanies a switch in the direction of the Jahn-Teller distortion, had previously been observed to occur with substitution of Zn2+ at the Cu2+ site of between 1.3 (A) and 3.4% (B). In this study, the single-crystal neutron-diffraction analysis of (ND 4)2[(Cu/Zn)(D2O)6](SO 4)2 at 20 K, with 3.4% Zn doping and a deuterium substitution of 85% on the H-atom sites, reveals that the structure is entirely of type B, with the Cu/Zn site at an inversion centre and with no evidence of disorder or unusual atomic displacement parameters that might occur near a phase transition boundary. © 2005 International Union of Crystallography.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Transition metal chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Hitchman, MA (Dr Michael Hitchman)
UTAS Author:Stratemeier, H (Dr Horst Stratemeier)
ID Code:38404
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-16

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