An open-framework zinc phosphate with ZnOZn linkages (pages 679–680)
Dr. Tianyou Song, Prof. Michael B. Hursthouse, Dr. Jiesheng Chen, Dr. Jianing Xu, Prof. K. M. Abdul Malik, Dr. Richard H. Jones, Prof. Ruren Xu and Prof. John Meurig Thomas Sir
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19940060914
Open framework crystalline solids have great potential as catalysts and absorbers and for many other applications in materials science. The synthesis and structural characterization of a new zinc phosphate prepared from a predominantly non-aqueous system are described. The unique features of the compound, which has the empirical formula Zn4(PO4)3(H2O)(C2H5NH3), such as three-coordinated oxygen atoms and a ratio of Zn to P greater than 1, are discussed.