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.
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society: Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|