Special Issue "Oxido Compounds"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Weil
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Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Division of Structural Chemistry, TU Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/164-SC, A-1060 Vienna, Austria
Interests: synthesis of inorganic materials; solid state chemistry; crystallography; phase transitions; oxido compounds
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Dear Colleagues,

Except for the lighter noble gases, oxygen is able to react with nearly all elements under formation of binary oxides. In case additional elements participate in the oxidation reaction, either multinary oxides or oxido compounds can be formed. The latter are characterized by anionic groups AxOyz with a characteristic polyhedral shape and are known for the majority of chemical elements A. Just to name a few, borates [BO33−], carbonates [CO32−], nitrites [NO2] and nitrates [NO3], silicates [SiO44−], phosphates [PO43−], chromates [CrO42−], or tellurites [TeO32−] and tellurates [TeO66−] are typical representatives of oxido compounds. Various possible oxidation states of A and the ability to form hydrated and/or condensed anions considerably widens this ubiquitous class of compounds. Oxido compounds not only represent the clear majority of minerals and rocks in the earth’s crust but are likewise of paramount interest in chemical and physical sciences and are present in technology with multitudinous applications.

In this Special Issue, we invite investigators working in a wide range of disciplines to submit articles or communications reporting the synthesis, structural characterisation, and properties of new inorganic oxido compounds. Some topics that may be covered by these contributions are listed below as keywords. However, the keywords are considered only as a guideline — this Special Issue is open for a much greater number of topics or sub-topics and is intended to show the broadness and importance of the research area with respect to inorganic oxido compounds.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Weil
Guest Editor

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  • synthetic aspects of oxido compounds
  • crystal structure determinations of oxido compounds
  • crystal-chemical aspects of oxido compounds
  • structural characterisation of oxido compounds with complementary techniques
  • applications of oxido compounds

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Arsenates of Divalent Metals Comprising Arsenic Acid—An Update
Inorganics 2019, 7(10), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics7100122 - 09 Oct 2019
Divalent metal oxidoarsenates(V) with compositions M(H2AsO4)2(H3AsO4)2 (M = Mg, Mn, Co, Ni), M(HAsO4)(H3AsO4)(H2O)0.5 (M = Mn, Cd) and Zn(HAsO [...] Read more.
Divalent metal oxidoarsenates(V) with compositions M(H2AsO4)2(H3AsO4)2 (M = Mg, Mn, Co, Ni), M(HAsO4)(H3AsO4)(H2O)0.5 (M = Mn, Cd) and Zn(HAsO4)(H3AsO4) were obtained from solutions containing an excess of arsenic acid. Single crystal X-ray diffraction revealed isotypism of the M(H2AsO4)2(H3AsO4)2 (M = Mg, Mn, Co, Ni) structures with the known Cu and Zn members of this series whereas M(HAsO4)(H3AsO4)(H2O)0.5 (M = Mn, Cd) and Zn(HAsO4)(H3AsO4) crystallize in novel structure types. The two isotypic M(HAsO4)(H3AsO4)(H2O)0.5 (M = Mn, Cd) structures are closely related with that of Zn(HAsO4)(H3AsO4). Both comprise undulating centrosymmetric [ 1 MO4/2O2/1] chains that share corners with HAsO42 tetrahedra and H3AsO4 tetrahedra to build up layers extending along (001). Intermediate water molecules (occupancy 0.5) link adjacent layers in the water-containing compound whereas the linkage in the Zn-compound is mediated by weak hydrogen bonding interactions between the layers. Results of a quantitative comparison between all known structures of the M(H2XO4)2(H3XO4)2 (M = Mg, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn; X = P, As) series as well as between the two M(HAsO4)(H3AsO4)(H2O)0.5 (M = Mn, Cd) structures are presented. Full article
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