Linear chain aluminium(iii) carboxymethylphosphonate with encapsulated ammonium ions
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An aluminium carboxymethylphosphonate of composition (NH(4))(2)Al(H(1/2)O(3)PCH(2)CO(2))(2) has been prepared hydrothermally. The aluminium cation is chelated by six membered rings formed from bonding by both the carboxylate and phosphonate oxygens. These chelate rings in turn form larger eight membered rings by connecting to similar chelate groups to form chains running along the a-axis.
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Ayi, A. A., Kinnibrugh, T. L., & Clearfield, A.