The structure of the title compound, ammonium hexaaquacobalt(II) orthophosphate, known from powder data, has been refined based on single-crystal data. The compound crystallizes in the struvite [NH 4Mg(H2O)6PO4] structure type and is isotypic with the homologous nickel phase. The framework is built of NH 4 +, [Co(H2O)6]2+ and PO4 3- ions stacked in two kinds of ribbons parallel to (010). CoII atoms are well separated in the framework, with the shortest Co⋯Co distance being over 6 Å.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
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- Condensed Matter Physics
- Structural Biology