Crystal structure of La3OBr[AsO3]2

Hamdi Yahia, Ute C. Rodewald, Rainer Pöttgen

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Colorless needles of the arsenite bromide La3OBr[AsO 3]2 were synthesized from ammonium dihydrogen arsenate, ammonium bromide and lanthanum oxide in an NaBr/KBr flux at 900 °C. La 3OBr[AsO3]2 crystallizes with the centrosymmetric tetragonal La3OBr[AsO3]2 type, space group P42/mnm. The structure was refined from single-crystal diffractometer data: a = 13.0431(15), c = 5.6127(7) Å , wR2 = 0.0454, 945 F2 values, and 39 variables. It consists of chains of trans-edge-sharing OLa4/2 tetrahedra which are coordinated by [AsO3]3- units via the oxygen atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1292
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Crystal structure
  • Oxoarsenite
  • Rare earth compound

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  • Chemistry(all)

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