Structure of a Mixed Phosphate/Phosphonate Layered Zirconium Compound from Synchrotron X‐Ray Powder Diffraction Data Academic Article uri icon


  • A big step forward through synchrotron irradiation: The novel phosphatozirconium compound 1 is the structure with the largest organic complexant that has been successfully analyzed by powder diffraction methods. Even the light atoms could be localized and refined. The layers of ZrO6 octahedra and tetrahedra of PO4 and PO3C are linked together by hydrogen bonds, and could therefore be suitable for ion‐exchange and intercalation reactions. (Formula Presented.) Copyright © 1994 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

author list (cited authors)

  • Poojary, D. M., Zhang, B., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 71

publication date

  • December 1994