High-Pressure Synthesis and Characterization of the Actinide Borate Phosphate U2[BO4][PO4]
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013
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European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2013, Issue 30, pages 5247–5252, October 2013
How to Cite
Hinteregger, E., Wurst, K., Perfler, L., Kraus, F. and Huppertz, H. (2013), High-Pressure Synthesis and Characterization of the Actinide Borate Phosphate U2[BO4][PO4]. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013: 5247–5252. doi: 10.1002/ejic.201300662
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 2013
- Funded Access
- High-pressure chemistry;
- Borate phosphates
A new actinide borate phosphate, U2[BO4][PO4], was synthesized in a Walker-type multianvil apparatus at 12.5 GPa and 1000 °C. The crystal structure was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data collected at room temperature. U2[BO4][PO4] crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c with four formula units per unit cell and the lattice parameters a = 854.6(2), b = 775.3(2), c = 816.3(2) pm, and β = 102.52(3)°. The structure consists of double layers of linked uranium–oxygen polyhedra parallel to . The borate tetrahedra are located between the uranium–oxygen layers inside the double layer. The phosphate groups link the double layers.