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    Crystal structures of deuterated sodium molybdate dihydrate and sodium tungstate dihydrate from time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction

    Fortes, Andrew Dominic (2015) Crystal structures of deuterated sodium molybdate dihydrate and sodium tungstate dihydrate from time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications 71 (7), pp. 799-806. ISSN 2056-9890.

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    Abstract

    Abstract: Time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction data have been measured from ~90 mol% deuterated isotopologues of Na2MoO4·2H2O and Na2WO4·2H2O at 295 K to a resolution of sin ([theta])/[lambda] = 0.77 Å-1. The use of neutrons has allowed refinement of structural parameters with a precision that varies by a factor of two from the heaviest to the lightest atoms; this contrasts with the X-ray based refinements where precision may be > 20× poorer for O atoms in the presence of atoms such as Mo and W. The accuracy and precision of inter­atomic distances and angles are in excellent agreement with recent X-ray single-crystal structure refinements whilst also completing our view of the hydrogen-bond geometry to the same degree of statistical certainty. The two structures are isotypic, space-group Pbca, with all atoms occupying general positions, being comprised of edge- and corner-sharing NaO5 and NaO6 polyhedra that form layers parallel with (010) inter­leaved with planes of XO4 (X = Mo, W) tetra­hedra that are linked by chains of water mol­ecules along [100] and [001]. The complete structure is identical with the previously described molybdate [Capitelli et al. (2006). Asian J. Chem. 18, 2856-2860] but shows that the purported three-centred inter­action involving one of the water mol­ecules in the tungstate [Farrugia (2007). Acta Cryst. E63, i142] is in fact an ordinary two-centred `linear' hydrogen bond.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): neutron powder diffraction, sodium molybdate dihydrate, sodium tungstate dihydrate
    School: School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 11:43
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 17:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12894

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