Structure and properties of SrCu(OH4)·H2O

Maria J. Pack, Wyona Patalinghug, Mark T. Weller

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The structure of SrCu(OH)·HO has been determined from a single-crystal X-ray refinement and shown to contain isolated square-planar [Cu(OH)] groups separated by strontium ions and hydrogen bonded to water molecules. ESR, IR and UV/VIS spectra are also reported for this compound and are consistent with the presence of discrete [Cu(OH)] square planes. Thermal decomposition of this material proceeded by a complex multistage process via Sr(OH)Cu(OH), through CuO and Sr(OH), to SrCuO and CuO. Consideration of the structure of SrCu(OH)·HO shows that the relative orientation of the [Cu(OH)] units is such that they do not crosslink to form infinite CuO sheets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society: Dalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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