Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 36, Issue 22, pp 5515–5518 | Cite as

Synthesis and structure of a porous zinc vanadate, Zn3(VO4)2·3H2O

  • Dora Angela Hoyos
  • Adriana Echavarría
  • Carlos Saldarriaga


A zinc vanadate with the formula Zn3(VO4)2·3H2O was synthesized by hydrothermal reaction of a gel of composition [(CH3CO2)2Zn·2H2O] : 0.5V2O5: 0.4 [1,3-diaminepropane] : 1.5 NaOH : 114 H2O, held at 170°C for 24 hours. The structure was determined ab initio by means of the EXPO direct methods program and refined with GSAS. The pale yellow solid crystallizes in the hexagonal space group P-6 with a= 6.07877(8), c= 7.1827(2) Å. The structure consists of vanadium tetrahedra bonded to distorted octahedral zinc atoms to create one dimensional columnar passageways for molecules. Though occupied by water in the as synthesized form, the passages could host other small molecules.


Polymer Zinc 3H2O Hexagonal Vanadate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dora Angela Hoyos
    • 1
  • Adriana Echavarría
    • 1
  • Carlos Saldarriaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Antioquia, A.AMedellínColombia

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