Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Thermal Behavior of a 3-D Barium(II)/Iron(III)-Oxalate Polymer

Noé Makon Ma Houga, Brian S. Dolinar, Justin Nenwa, Gouet Bebga
2014 Open Journal of Inorganic Chemistry  
Reaction of Ba(NO3)2 with Fe(NO3)3•9H2O and H2C2O4•2H2O in aqueous medium readily affords, in high yield, the bimetallic complex polymer of chemical composition {Ba6(H2O)17[Fe(C2O4)3]4}•7H2O (1), consistent with the expected ratio of 3Ba II vs. 2Fe III . Compound 1 was fully characterized by elemental and thermal analyses, vibrational FTIR spectroscopy, and by single crystal X-ray structure determination. The bulk structure of 1 is a 3-D metal-organic framework held together by intermetallic
more » ... kages across oxalate and aqua oxygen bridgings. Thermal analyses of 1 show significant weight losses corresponding to water molecules (lattice and coordinated), followed by the decomposition of the network.
doi:10.4236/ojic.2014.42004 fatcat:5rays3xw2jdwdazcra3e2iclp4