Synthesis and crystal structures of the new ternary nitrides Sr3CrN3 and Ba3CrN3

Marten G. Barker, Michael J. Begley, Peter P. Edwards, Duncan H. Gregory, Susan E. Smith

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Two new ternary nitrides, Sr3CrN3 and Ba3CrN3, were synthesised from the appropriate alkaline-earth-metal nitride and chromium metal or the chromium nitride, Cr2N, at high temperatures in sealed stainless-steel capsules. Structure determination from single-crystal X-ray data showed them to be isostructural in the hexagonal space group P63/m, Z = 2, with lattice constants a = 7.724(2), c = 5.249(1) Å for Sr3CrN3 and a = 8.201(2), c = 5.497(1) Å for Ba3CrN3. The structures contain trigonal-planar [CrN3]6- anions and either Sr2+ or Ba2+ cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 7 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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