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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 702471, 6 pages
Research Article

Na3MP3O10·12H2O (M = Co, Ni): Crystal Structure and IR Spectroscopy

1Laboratory of Mineral Solid and Analytical Chemistry LMSAC, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Mohamed 1st University, P.O. Box 717, Oujda 60000, Morocco
2Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8, Czech Republic

Received 5 September 2012; Revised 3 October 2012; Accepted 4 October 2012

Academic Editor: Maurizio Peruzzini

Copyright © 2012 Khalil Azzaoui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two new dodecahydrate trisodium triphosphates Na3MP3O10·12H2O (M = Co (1), Ni (2)) were synthesized using a wet chemistry route and characterized by X-ray diffraction and FT-IR spectroscopy. They are isotypic, monoclinic (P21/ , ), with pseudoorthorhombic unit cell parameters (Ǻ,°): ( (4), (2), (4), (2), for (1) and (3), (2), (3), (16) for (2)). Values of / are 0.0267/0.0738 and 0.0284/0.0907, respectively, for (1) and (2). Both compounds were found to be systematically twinned by 180° rotation around . Their frameworks are made by slabs parallel to plane, resulting from the cohesion of two kinds of metallic chains. IR spectrum confirms the presence of characteristic bands from P3O10 phosphate group.