Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 945–949 | Cite as

Crystal Growth of A3A′MO6 Oxides

Original Paper


Single crystals of two new oxides, Sr3LiNbO6 and Sr3LiTaO6, and the analogous antimonates, Ba3NaSbO6, Sr3NaSbO6 and Sr3LiSbO6, were grown out of hydroxide melts contained in silver/alumina crucibles. The crystal structures of all five oxides are isotypic with that of the 2H-hexagonal perovskite related A3A′MO6 family of oxides and consist of one-dimensional chains of face-shared MO6 octahedra and A′O6 trigonal prisms; infinite chains of distorted AO8 square antiprisms separate these chains from one another.

Graphical Abstract

Two new oxides, Sr3LiMO6 (M = Nb, Ta) and analogous Sr3NaSbO6, Sr3LiSbO6 and Ba3NaSbO6, isostructural with the 2-H hexagonal perovskite related structure type, were synthesized from hydroxide fluxes.


A3A′BO6 2-H hexagonal perovskite-related structure Hydroxide flux 



Financial support from the National Science Foundation through grant DMR: 0804209 is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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