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Spontaneous formation of crystalline lithium molybdate from solid reagents at room temperature

Yip, Thomas W.S. and Cussen, Edmund J. and Wilson, Claire (2010) Spontaneous formation of crystalline lithium molybdate from solid reagents at room temperature. Dalton Transactions, 39 (2). pp. 411-417. ISSN 1472-7773

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              Abstract

              Lithium molybdate has been prepared by grinding LiOH x H(2)O with MoO(3) in air at room temperature. X-Ray powder diffraction data show that the formation of highly crystalline Li(2)MoO(4) is largely complete after 10 min. The phenacite structure of this material is the same as that derived from an X-ray diffraction study of a single crystal obtained from aqueous solution [R3; a = 14.3178(14) A, c = 9.5757(9) A]. Anhydrous lithium hydroxide fails to give the same reaction indicating that the water of crystallisation of LiOH x H(2)O is a vital component in this rapid synthesis. Differential scanning calorimetry measurements show that this reaction can proceed spontaneously between the two stable solid reagents at sub-ambient temperatures and is driven by the liberation of water from the crystalline lattice. Lithium molybdate prepared in this manner has significantly smaller and more regularly shaped particles than samples prepared by other synthetic methods.

              Item type: Article
              ID code: 27559
              Notes: PMID: 20023976
              Keywords: crystalline lithium molybdate, solid reagents, organic chemistry, Physical and theoretical chemistry
              Subjects: Science > Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
              Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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              Depositing user: Mrs Roslyn MacDonald
              Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 14:42
              Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 08:55
              URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27559

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