Crystalline cerium(IV) phosphates—I Preparation and characterization of crystalline compounds Academic Article uri icon


  • The preparation of seven cerium(IV) phosphates, six of which new compounds, is described. The compounds were characterized by means of analytical, thermal, i.r., and X-ray methods. Five of the compounds belong to a series whose general formula is Ce(OH)x(PO4)x(HPO4)2-2x. yH2O. Two of these can be characterized as being end members of the series, i.e. Ce(HPO4)2 and Ce(OH)0·7(PO4)1·1 although the latter compound does not quite conform to the required stoichiometry. The remaining two compounds contain dihydrogen phosphate groups as well as orthophosphate and may be members of additional series. © 1975.

author list (cited authors)

  • Herman, R. G., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 29

publication date

  • July 1975