Structural study of the NaCdVO4-Cd3V2O8 and CdO-V2O5 sections of the ternary system Na2O-CdO-V2O5

Hamdi Ben Yahia, Etienne Gaudin, Cédric Feral-Martin, Jacques Darriet

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The NaCdVO4-Cd3V2O8 and CdO-V2O5 sections of the ternary system Na2O-CdO-V2O5 have been studied and the crystal structures of Cd3V2O8 and Cd18V8O38 compounds were determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. Cd3V2O8 crystallizes with the maricite-type structure in space group Pnma, a=9.8133(10) Å, b=6.9882(10) Å, c=5.3251(10) Å and Z=4, whereas Cd18V8O38 crystallizes in space group P1 with a new-type structure, a=8.5761(14), b=8.607(3), c=12.896(2) Å, α=95.64(1), β=102.45(1), γ=108.42(1)° and Z=1. The Cd3V2O8 structure is made up of Cd1O4 infinite chains of edge-sharing Cd1O6 octahedra which are parallel to the b direction. The Cd1O4 chains are linked together by VO4 tetrahedra and strongly distorted Cd2O4 tetrahedra. The structure of Cd18V8O38 is based on an ordered three-dimensional framework of cadmium and vanadium polyhedra that share corners. The distorted CdO6 octahedra, CdO5 trigonal bipyramids and CdO5 square pyramids share corners, edges or faces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-783
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010



  • CdO-VO system
  • Crystal structure
  • Maricite
  • NaCrO-type
  • Oxide materials
  • Vanadate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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