Copper(II) fluorophosphates

Edward R Williams, Samuel A Morris, Mark T Weller

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Abstract

Eleven new copper fluorophosphate frameworks have been synthesised hydrothermally in a fluoride-rich medium, through the use of CuF2 HPF6 and monovalent metal fluorides as reactants. Products have been structurally characterised using single crystal X-ray diffraction. Reaction in fluoride-rich conditions produces chain, layer and three dimensional framework structures containing new and unusual structural features based on the linking of PO3F, PO2(OH,F)2 and Cu(O,F)n polyhedra (n = 4–6). Analysis of these structures, in terms of the copper coordination environments and their linkage dimensionalities, shows that these features are dependent on fluoride-content of the reaction medium and, therefore, the level of fluoride ion incorporation into the product materials. Structures exhibiting inter-layer spaces and channels frequently have these lined by terminal fluoride anions of the PO3F, PO2(OH,F)2 and Cu(O,F)n polyhedra.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10845-10853
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume41
Issue number35
Early online date17 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Williams, E. R., Morris, S. A., & Weller, M. T. (2012). Copper(II) fluorophosphates. Dalton Transactions, 41(35), 10845-10853. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2dt31131c