The Ag2O-V2O5-HF(aq) system and crystal structure of α-Ag3VO4

Thomas A. Albrecht, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth Poeppelmeier*

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Reactions between the three components Ag2O, V2O 5, and HF(aq) were investigated under hydrothermal conditions, and the recovered phases were, in increasing Ag:V content, Ag 2V4O11, β-AgV03, Ag4V 2O6F2, Ag4V2O 7, and α-Ag3-VO4. A higher ratio of Ag2O to V2O5, as compared to a stoichiometric ratio, was required to synthesize Ag4V2O6F 2, Ag4V2O7, and α-Ag 3VO4. Owing to their solubility differences, the crystallization regions are not centered around the respective 2:1 and 3:1 Ag2O/V2O5 tie-lines but rather are centered along the 4:1 and 8:1 Ag2O/V2O5 tie-lines. Reactions with a 4:1 Ag/V ratio either resulted in Ag4V 2O6F2 at 150 °C or Ag4V 2O7 at 200°C. Products were recovered in between 80% and 100% yield based on V2O5. Red transparent crystals of α-Ag3VO4 crystallize in the monoclinic space group C2/c, with cell parameters a = 10.1885(16) Å, b = 4.9751(8) A, c = 10.2014(17) Å, β = 115.754(3)°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1704-1708
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 5 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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