Crystal structure of the alluaudite Ag2Mn3(VO4)3

Hamdi Yahia, Masahiro Shikano, Rachid Essehli, Ilias Belharouak

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The new compound Ag2Mn3(VO4)3 was synthesized by hydrothermal and solid state reaction routes, and its crystal structure was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. Ag2Mn3(VO4)3 crystallizes with a monoclinic symmetry, space group C2/c, with a=11.8968(11) Å, b=13.2057(13) Å, c=6.8132(7) Å, β=111.3166(15) (°) and V=997.16(17) Å3 (Z=4). Its crystal refinement yielded the residual factors R(F)=0.0249 and wR(F2)=0.0704 for 95 parameters and 1029 independent reflections at a 3σ(I) level. Ag2Mn3(VO4)3 can be considered as a new member of the AA′MM′2(XO4)3 alluaudite family. The specific arrangement of M and M′ octahedral sites and of X tetrahedral sites gives rise to two different channels aligned along the crystallographic c-axis and containing the A and A′ sites. The A, A′, M, and X sites are fully occupied by Ag+, Mn2+, and V5+, respectively; whereas a Mn2+/Mn3+ mixture is observed in the M′ site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016



  • alluaudite
  • crystal growth
  • crystal structure
  • single crystal
  • vanadate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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