Preparation and crystal structure of a new barium silicon nitride, Ba5Si2N6

Hisanori Yamane, Francis J. DiSalvo

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Single crystals of a new ternary nitride, Ba5Si2N6, were synthesized by slow cooling from 750°C using a starting mixture of Ba, Si, Na and NaN3, where Na and NaN3 were a flux and a nitrogen source respectively. It crystallizes with orthorhombic symmetry: space group P212121 (No. 19), a = 6.159, b = 10.305, c = 15.292 Å, and Z = 4. The crystal structure was determined from single-crystal data and refined to R1 = 0.0495 for all 1637 observed reflections and 89 variables. A pair of SiN4 tetrahedra contained in the structure forms a nitridometallate anion of [Si2N6]10- by edge sharing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul 1


  • Barium silicon nitride
  • Crystal structure
  • Na flux
  • Nitridometallate anion
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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