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Inorganics 2017, 5(1), 9; doi:10.3390/inorganics5010009

Flux Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Magnetism of the Series La2n+2MnSen+2O2n+2 (n = 0–2)

Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Butenandtstr. 5-13 (D), 81377 München, Germany;
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Received: 19 December 2016 / Accepted: 15 January 2017 / Published: 31 January 2017
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Abstract

Three members of the homologous series of manganese oxyselenides with the general formula La2n+2MnSen+2O2n+2 (n = 0–2) have been synthesized in a NaI/KI flux and characterized by single-crystalX-raydiffraction,powderX-raydiffractionandmagneticmeasurements. Thestructures consist of chains of edge-sharing MnSe4O2-octahedra along the b-axis which are linked together along the a-axis by edge-sharing OLa4- and/or OLa3Mn-tetrahedra forming infinite ribbons of increasing width. mC-La2MnSe2O2 (Pb2HgCl2O2-type, C2/m, a = 11.6621(5) Å, b = 3.9719(1) Å, c = 7.2049(3) Å, β = 121.655(2)◦) represents a new polymorph of this compound. La4MnSe3O4 (P2/m, a = 9.0055(4) Å, b = 4.0186(1) Å, c = 7.1946(3) Å, β = 109.715(2)◦) and La6MnSe4O6 (C2/m, a = 24.760(2) Å,b = 4.0359(3)Å,c=7.1850(6)Å, β =104.162(3)◦)exhibitnewstructuretypes. Magnetic measurements suggest antiferromagnetic order of the moments below about 15 K with effective magnetic moments of 5.53(1), 5.99(1) and 6.01(1) µB per formula unit for n = 1, 2 and 3, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: manganese; rare-earth; oxyselenides; crystal structure; magnetism manganese; rare-earth; oxyselenides; crystal structure; magnetism
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Peschke, S.; Johrendt, D. Flux Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Magnetism of the Series La2n+2MnSen+2O2n+2 (n = 0–2). Inorganics 2017, 5, 9.

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