Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 19, pp 13733–13741 | Cite as

Mechanochemical synthesis of cerium(IV)-phosphonates

  • Manuel Wilke
  • Irina Akhmetova
  • Klaus Rademann
  • Franziska EmmerlingEmail author
Mechanochemical Synthesis


The syntheses and crystal structures of two cerium(IV) phosphonates are presented. Cerium(IV) bis(phenylphosphonate) Ce(O3PC6H5)2 1 can be formed from precipitation and mechanochemical reaction, whereas cerium(IV) bis(carboxymethylphosphonate) monohydrate Ce(O3PCH2COOH)2 · H2O 2 is only accessible via ball milling. All reactions proceed very fast and are completed within a short time span. In situ measurements for the syntheses of 1 show that the product occurs within seconds or a few minutes, respectively. The structures were solved from powder X-ray diffraction data.



The authors are grateful for the funding received from the DFG program “Crystalline non-equilibrium compounds” (Grant No. Em198/3-2). Manuel Wilke has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 701647.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swiss Light Source, Material Science BeamlinePaul Scherrer InstituteVilligen PSISwitzerland
  2. 2.BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and TestingBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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