Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 20–24 | Cite as

Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Dibarium Tungstate Hydrate, Ba2WO5·H2O

  • W. Michael Chance
  • Mark D. Smith
  • Hans-Conrad zur LoyeEmail author
Original Paper


Single crystals of the tungsten (VI) oxide hydrate, Ba2WO5·H2O, were grown using a hydroxide hydroflux. The structure was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Ba2WO5·H2O crystallizes in the space group P21/n with a = 7.6710(15) Å, b = 9.8538(20) Å, c = 8.5520(17) Å, and β = 111.838(30)°. The crystal structure is comprised of [W2O10]8− dimeric units that are connected to surrounding barium cations located in face-, edge-, and corner-shared 8- and 9-fold coordination environments; the water of crystallization is only bound to barium.

Graphical Abstract

The synthesis and crystal structure of a new ternary oxide hydrate, Ba2WO5·H2O, is reported.


Crystal growth Tungstate Hydroflux Ba2WO5·H2[W2O10]8− 



Support for this research by the NASA-EPSCoR Grant #520880 is greatly acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Michael Chance
    • 1
  • Mark D. Smith
    • 1
  • Hans-Conrad zur Loye
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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