Ba3Na(OH)3(CO3)2: A Non-centrosymmetric Hydroxycarbonate Crystallized Using the Hydroflux Method
Single crystals of Ba3Na(OH)3(CO3)2 were grown using the hydroflux method and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Ba3Na(OH)3(CO3)2 crystallizes in the hexagonal, non-centrosymmetric space group P63cm with a = 9.31360(10) Å and c = 6.2218(2) Å. The material exhibits a three-dimensional crystal structure consisting of chains of face-sharing Na(OH)6 octahedra that are hydrogen bonded to carbonate anions; the charge balance is maintained by barium atoms connected to the trigonal planar carbonate groups and surrounding the Na(OH)6 chains.
The synthesis and crystal structure of the non-centrosymmetric hydroxycarbonate, Ba3Na(OH)3(CO3)2, is reported.
KeywordsCrystal growth Crystal structure Hydroflux Ba3Na(OH)3(CO3)2 Non-centrosymmetric
Research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation through Grant DMR-1301757.