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Isolated zirconium centres captured from aqueous solution: the structure of zirconium mandelate revealed from NMR crystallography

DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03647A DOI Help

Authors: James M. Crosland (University of Warwick) , Emily K. Corlett (University of Warwick) , Dave Scapens (Luxfer MEL Technologies) , Nathalie Guillou (Institut Lavoisier, UMR CNRS 8180, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Université Paris-Saclay) , Steven P. Brown (University of Warwick) , Richard Walton (University of Warwick)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Communications , VOL 19

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2020
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 18786

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Abstract: Zirconium tetramandelate (2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetate) has been used for selective gravimetric analysis of zirconium for over 70 years. Herein its crystal structure is reported from synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction and 13C solid-state NMR. The complex is a rare example of isolated zirconium cations, rather than the clusters prevalent in aqueous solutions.

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: B18-Core EXAFS , I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Added On: 10/08/2020 09:13


Discipline Tags:

Molecular Complexes Chemistry Organometallic Chemistry

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Spectroscopy X-ray Powder Diffraction X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS)