Synthesis and X-ray Powder Structure of a New Pillared Layered Cadmium Phosphonate, Giving Evidence that the Intercalation of Alkylamines into Cd(O(3)PR).H(2)O Is Topotactic. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new pillared layered phosphonate, cadmium 2-aminoethylphosphonate, Cd(O(3)PC(2)H(4)NH(2)) (1), has been synthesized, and its structure was solved ab initio from X-ray powder diffraction data and refined by Rietveld methods. Compound 1 is orthorhombic: space group Pna2(1), a = 15.4643(2) , b = 5.16512(7) , c = 6.27650(8) , and Z = 4. Its layer arrangement is similar to that in Cd(O(3)PR).H(2)O, except that the water molecule coordinated to cadmium in Cd(O(3)PR).H(2)O is replaced by the nitrogen atom from the amino ends of the ethyl chains borne by phosphorus of the upper and lower layers. The strong similarity of the IR, (31)P, and (113)Cd NMR data for Cd(O(3)PC(2)H(4)NH(2)) and Cd(O(3)PCH(3)).n-NH(2)C(4)H(9) clearly shows the topotactic character of the intercalation of n-alkylamines in the dehydrated form of Cd(O(3)PR).H(2)O to yield Cd(O(3)PR).n-NH(2)R'.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Fredoueil, F., Massiot, D., Janvier, P., Gingl, F., Bujoli-Doeuff, M., Evain, M., Clearfield, A., & Bujoli, B.

citation count

  • 80

complete list of authors

  • Fredoueil, Florence||Massiot, Dominique||Janvier, Pascal||Gingl, Franz||Bujoli-Doeuff, Martine||Evain, Michel||Clearfield, Abraham||Bujoli, Bruno

publication date

  • April 1999