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Crystals 2011, 1(3), 99-103; doi:10.3390/cryst1030099
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Crystal Structure of Na3MoCl6

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Received: 10 May 2011; in revised form: 25 May 2011 / Accepted: 23 June 2011 / Published: 4 July 2011
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Abstract: The ternary chloride Na3MoCl6 is obtained as red crystals from a disproportionation reaction of molybdenum dichloride, {Mo6}Cl12, in an acidic NaCl/AlCl3 melt at 350 °C. The crystal structure (trigonal, P-31c, a = 687.1(1), c = 1225.3(2) pm, Z = 2, V = 501,0(1) 106 pm3) is that of Na3CrCl6: within a hexagonal closest-packing of chloride ions two thirds of the octahedral voids are filled between the AB double layers with Na+/Mo3+, and between the BA layers with Na+.
Keywords: molybdenum; chloride; sodium; synthesis; crystal structure molybdenum; chloride; sodium; synthesis; crystal structure
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Beran, M.; Meyer, G. Crystal Structure of Na3MoCl6. Crystals 2011, 1, 99-103.

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Beran M, Meyer G. Crystal Structure of Na3MoCl6. Crystals. 2011; 1(3):99-103.

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Beran, Martin; Meyer, Gerd. 2011. "Crystal Structure of Na3MoCl6." Crystals 1, no. 3: 99-103.


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