(C2N2H10)2Mg(HP 2O7)2·2H2O synthesis and crystal structure

Rachid Essehli, Brahim El Bali, Mohammed Lachkar, Michael Dusek, Fejfarova Karla, Michael Bolte

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(C2N2H10)2Mg(HP 2O7)2·2H2O, is a new inorganic organic hybrid structure. It has been synthetized using wet chemistry. Its crystal structure consists of cis- and trans-edge sharing [MgO 4(H2O)2] octahedra resulting in chains, which are linked via [HP2O7] units to form [Mg(HP 2O7)2(H2O)2] 4- layers. The Mg2+ cations and the ethylendiammonium cations are located on centers of inversion. The ethylendiammonium cations are alternately located in the interlayer space. The cohesion of the crystal is well ensured by coulombic interactions between anions and cations and by several hydrogen bonds. The diphosphate anion shows an eclipsed conformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Diphosphate
  • Layered structure
  • Magnesium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Structural Biology

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