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Keywords:

  • crystal structure;
  • disulfate;
  • magnetic behavior;
  • palladium
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Oxidation of elemental palladium ;at elevated temperatures leads to the blue disulfate Pd(S2O7), which has an octahedral and not the usual square-planar coordination of a Pd2+ center. In their Communication on page 2204 ff., M. S. Wickleder, R. Pöttgen, and co-workers show that this rare coordination leads to paramagnetic behavior and that ferromagnetic ordering occurs at low temperature. This is the first example for this phenomenon in an oxidic Pd2+ compound.