Structural Chemistry

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Diffraction and XPS studies of Cu complexes of intercalated compounds of α-zirconium phosphate. I: Derivation of structural models from powder diffraction data

  • L. E. Depero
  • M. Zocchi
  • F. Parmigiani
  • A. La Ginestra
  • M. A. Massucci


Reasonable structural models are proposed for the Cu complexes of two intercalated compounds of α-Zr(HPO4)2·H2O (α-ZrP): one with 1,10-phenanthroline (A) and the other with 2,2′-bipyridyl (B). The models are derived from considerations of the unit-cell geometry changes undergone by α-ZrP upon insertion of, first, the organic molecules and then copper, in accordance with a set of general criteria of structural analysis called the “comparison method.”

Key words

Structural modeling intercalated compounds powder diffraction α-zirconium phosphate derivates copper complexes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Depero
    • 1
  • M. Zocchi
    • 1
  • F. Parmigiani
    • 2
  • A. La Ginestra
    • 3
  • M. A. Massucci
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica dei Materiali dell' UniversitàBresciaItaly
  2. 2.S.p.A. Technologie InnovativeCISEMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Chimica‘Università di Roma IRomaItaly

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