Preparation of layered zirconium phosphonate/phosphate, zirconium phosphonate/phosphite and related compounds Academic Article uri icon


  • The preparation and characterization of a number of layered zirconium compounds containing inorganic phosphorus groups as well as organic phosphonate groups are described. Thermal decomposition of ZrF62- in the presence of mixed phosphoric and phenylphosphonic acids leads to formation of a staged compound in which the organic and inorganic groups are separated in adjacent layers. Reaction of ZrOCl2 · 8H2O with a mixture of phosphorus acid and phenylphosphonic acid produces a differently staged compound in which each phosphonate group is situated opposite a phosphite group. Reaction of a mixed solution of phosphoric acid and 1,4-phenyldiphosphonic acid with a solution of ZrOCl2 · 8H2O without HF results in the preparation of a series of amorphous mixedcomponent compounds that are found to be highly selective ion-exchangers toward Cs+, etc. and can be used in nuclear waste disposal. © 1993.

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  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, J. D., Clearfield, A., & Guang-Zhi, P.

citation count

  • 78

publication date

  • October 1993