A Chemical Precipitation Method to Synthesize Na3CrF6 Crystal with Unique Shapes

Abstract

Na3CrF6 crystals with unique morphology were prepared by a chemical precipitation method. Through XRD and FESEM analysis, the shape characteristics of the Na3CrF6 crystals were studied. The results indicated that the terminal pH and concentration of Cr3+ and NaF encouraged the growth of spherical, truncated cuboid, concave cubic and cubic shape Na3CrF6 crystals. Molecular simulations revealed that shape formation was due to crystal bonding energy.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Scheme 1

References

  1. 1.

    F.C. Meldrum, H. Colfen, Chem. Rev. 108, 4332 (2008)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    J. Zhang, L.D. Sun, J.L. Yin, H.L. Su, C.S. Liao, C.H. Yan, Chem. Mater. 14, 4172 (2002)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    H. Hoppe, N.S. Sariciftci, Mater. Chem. 16, 45 (2006)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    G. Brunton, Mater. Res. Bull. 4, 621 (1969)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    E.B. Faulkner, R.J. Schwartz, High Performance Pigments (Wiley-Vch Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim, 2009), p. 467

    Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    F. Hund, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 20, 723 (1981)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    H.W. Heiser, Chem. Eng. Prog. 45, 169 (1949)

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    J.P. Coughlin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 80, 1802 (1958)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    W. Augustyn, J. Chmielpela, M. Grobelny, Przem. Chem. 56, 565 (1977)

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    E.G. Steward, H.P. Rooksby, Acta. Cryst. 6, 49 (1953)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  11. 11.

    Q.S. Zhou, D.J. Peng, Z.H. Peng, G.H. Liu, X.B. Li, Hydrometallurgy 99, 163 (2009)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  12. 12.

    J.A. Zhang, M.R. Langille, M.L. Personick, K. Zhang, S.Y. Li, C.A. Mirkin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 14012 (2010)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  13. 13.

    P. Hartman, P. Bennema, J. Cryst. Growth 49, 145 (1980)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  14. 14.

    R. Docherty, G. Clydesdale, K.J. Roberts, P. Bennema, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 24, 89 (1991)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  15. 15.

    C.H. Lin, N. Gabas, J.P. Canselier, G. Pepe, J. Cryst. Growth 191, 791 (1998)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  16. 16.

    C.H. Lin, N. Gabas, J.P. Canselier, J. Cryst. Growth 191, 803 (1998)

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Acknowledgments

The financial was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 51204154), the National High Technology Research and Development Plan of China (863 plan, No. 2011AA060702) and the National Basic Research Program (973 Program) of China (No. 2013CB632600).

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Ping Li.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Zhou, Z., Li, P., Xu, H. et al. A Chemical Precipitation Method to Synthesize Na3CrF6 Crystal with Unique Shapes. J Inorg Organomet Polym 23, 1529–1533 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-013-9931-9

Download citation

Keywords

  • Shape
  • Chemical precipitation method
  • Field-emission scanning electron microscopy
  • Molecular simulation
  • Na3CrF6 crystal