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Crystals 2018, 8(6), 235;

Ba4[Mn3N6], a Quasi-One-Dimensional Mixed-Valent Nitridomanganate (II, IV)

Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Nöthnitzer Straße 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Received: 25 April 2018 / Revised: 17 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Compounds with Polar Metallic Bonding)
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The mixed-valent nitridomanganate Ba4[Mn3N6] was prepared using a gas–solid high temperature route. The crystal structure was determined employing high resolution synchrotron powder diffraction data: space group Pbcn, a = 9.9930(1) Å, b = 6.17126(8) Å, c = 14.4692(2) Å, V = 892.31(2) Å3, Z = 4. The manganese atoms in the structure of Ba4[Mn3N6] are four-fold coordinated by nitrogen forming infinite corrugated chains of edge-sharing [MnN4] tetrahedra. The chains demonstrate a complete charge order of Mn species. Magnetization measurements and first principle calculations indicate quasi-one dimensional magnetic behavior. In addition, chemical bonding analysis revealed pronounced Mn–Mn interactions along the chains. View Full-Text
Keywords: nitridometalate; crystal structure; powder diffraction; magnetism nitridometalate; crystal structure; powder diffraction; magnetism

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Ovchinnikov, A.; Bobnar, M.; Prots, Y.; Schnelle, W.; Höhn, P.; Grin, Y. Ba4[Mn3N6], a Quasi-One-Dimensional Mixed-Valent Nitridomanganate (II, IV). Crystals 2018, 8, 235.

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