Synthesis and structure of cobalt (II) oxide halides - Sr2CoO2X2 (X=Cl, Br)

Christopher S. Knee, Mark T. Weller

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The first layered cobalt (II) oxide halides, Sr2CoO2Cl2 and Sr2CoO2Br2, have been synthesized and their structures determined from Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray data. The materials are structural analogues of the K2NiF4 cuprate phase Sr2CuO2Cl2, crystallizing in space group I4/mmm. The compounds contain CoO2 square planes separated by SrX layers (X=Cl,Br). The bromide material displays the expected increase in cell dimensions, i.e., for Sr2CoO2Cl2, a=4.06251(5) Å, c=15.1251(3) Å and for Sr2CoO2Br2, a=4.08891(7) Å, c=16.4077(4) Å.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002


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