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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(4), 216;

Uranyl Sulfate Nanotubules Templated by N-phenylglycine

Department of Crystallography, Saint-Petersburg State University, University emb. 7/9, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
Nanomaterials Research Center, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, 184200 Murmansk Region, Russia
Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, Vorobievy Gory 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Chernogolovka, 142432 Moscow Region, Russia
Institut für Geowissenschaften der Universität Kiel, Olshausenstr 40, D-24098 Kiel, Germany
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Received: 14 February 2018 / Revised: 29 March 2018 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 / Published: 3 April 2018
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The synthesis, structure, and infrared spectroscopy properties of the new organically templated uranyl sulfate Na(phgH+)7[(UO2)6(SO4)10](H2O)3.5 (1), obtained at room temperature by evaporation from aqueous solution, are reported. Its structure contains unique uranyl sulfate [(UO2)6(SO4)10]8− nanotubules templated by protonated N-phenylglycine (C6H5NH2CH2COOH)+. Their internal diameter is 1.4 nm. Each of the nanotubules is built from uranyl sulfate rings sharing common SO4 tetrahedra. The template plays an important role in the formation of the complex structure of 1. The aromatic rings are stacked parallel to each other due to the effect of π–π interaction with their side chains extending into the gaps between the nanotubules. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanostructured materials; nanotubes; actinide materials; uranium; sulfates; microporous compounds; organically templated compounds nanostructured materials; nanotubes; actinide materials; uranium; sulfates; microporous compounds; organically templated compounds

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Siidra, O.I.; Nazarchuk, E.V.; Charkin, D.O.; Chukanov, N.V.; Depmeier, W.; Bocharov, S.N.; Sharikov, M.I. Uranyl Sulfate Nanotubules Templated by N-phenylglycine. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 216.

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