Synthesis and crystal structure of cerium(IV) bis(phosphite)

Stefano H. Byer, Eric M. Villa

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The structure of cerium(IV) bis(phosphite), Ce(HPO3)2, has been solved by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and has trigonal (P-3m1) symmetry. The cerium(IV) cation exhibits site symmetry-3m. and is octahedrally coordinated by O atoms of the phosphite ligands (point group symmetry 3m.). The highly symmetrical compound has a layered structure parallel to the ab plane, and is closely related to zirconium(IV) bis(phosphite) solved via powder X-ray diffraction with trigonal (P-3 symmetry. Structural details of the two compounds are comparatively discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1293
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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