The potassium vanadium oxide-fluoride phase β-KVOF3 was prepared by in-situ reduction with hydrothermal methods and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The compound is orthorhombic [space group Pnma, a = 7.1596(2) Å, b = 7.5392(2) Å, c = 13.0506(4) Å, Z = 8]. The material is structurally similar and isoformulaic to d1 materials of formulae AVOF3 (A + = alkali metal, ammonium, or organic cation). Magnetic susceptibility data were successfully fit with a Heisenberg chain model. In-situ reduction of V5+ to V4+ during the hydrothermal reaction conditions was observed in the presence of Br- anions. The role of bromide ions in this reduction is explained and employed to reduce a d 0 vanadium species to obtain a material with magnetic behavior.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
- Heisenberg chain
- Hydrothermal synthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry