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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 181695, 9 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Electrical Properties of a New Molybdylarsenate LiNa5K3Mo11As3O45

Laboratoire de Matériaux et Cristallochimie, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Manar II, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia

Received 29 December 2013; Accepted 24 April 2014; Published 13 July 2014

Academic Editor: Baoyuan Man

Copyright © 2014 Hamadi Hamza 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.


LiNa5K3Mo11As3O45 is a new inorganic compound. It was synthesized by a solid state method. The crystal structure has been studied by single crystal X-ray analysis. The R-values reached 2.8%. The title compound crystallizes in the triclinic system, space group P-1, with a = 10.550 (2) Å, b = 11.723 (2) Å, c = 17.469 (3) Å, α = 102.35 (3)°, β = 87.61 (2)°, and γ = 111.03 (3)°. The anionic unit [Mo11As3O45]9− is formed by nine MoO6 octahedra, two MoO5 trigonal bipyramids, and three AsO4 tetrahedra. The association of [Mo11As3O45]9− units, running along [010], leads to a one-dimensional framework. Li, K, and Na are located in the space surrounding the anionic ribbons. This material was characterized by SEM microscopy, IR spectroscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction. The electrical conductivity was investigated from 528 K to 673 K by impedance complex followed by DSC spectroscopy.