Potassium nickel(II) gallium phosphate hydrate, K[NiGa2(PO4)(3)(H2O)(2)]
Chippindale, A. M., Sharma, A. V. and Hibble, S. J. (2009) Potassium nickel(II) gallium phosphate hydrate, K[NiGa2(PO4)(3)(H2O)(2)]. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 65 (5). i38-i39. ISSN 1600-5368
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The title compound, potassium nickel(II) digallium tris-( phosphate) dihydrate, K[NiGa2(PO4)(3)(H2O)(2)], was synthesized hydrothermally. The structure is constructed from distorted trans-NiO4(H2O)2 octahedra linked through vertices and edges to GaO5 trigonal bipyramids and PO4 tetrahedra, forming a three-dimensional framework of formula [NiGa2(PO4)(3)(H2O)(2)](-). The K, Ni and one P atom lie on special positions (Wyckoff position 4e, site symmetry 2). There are two sets of channels within the framework, one running parallel to the [10 (1) over bar] direction and the other parallel to . These intersect, forming a three-dimensional pore network in which the water molecules coordinated to the Ni atoms and the K+ ions required to charge balance the framework reside. The K+ ions lie in a highly distorted environment surrounded by ten O atoms, six of which are closer than 3.1 angstrom. The coordinated water molecules are within hydrogen-bonding distance to O atoms of bridging Ga-O-P groups.
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