Synthesis and crystal structure of a new oxynitride, Ba3ZnN2O

Hisanori Yamane, Francis J. DiSalvo

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A new oxynitride, Ba3ZnN2O, was prepared as single crystals by slow cooling from 750°C using a starting mixture of Ba, ZnO, NaN3 and Na. The NaN3 and Na were respectively the nitrogen source and flux for the crystal growth. The structure was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction and is tetragonal, space group P4/mmm with Z = 1, a = 4.088(1), c = 9.272(2) Å, and R1 = 0.0288. The structure is composed of {Ba2ZnN2} units and {BaO} layers. The zinc atom is linearly coordinated by two nitrogen atoms to form a nitridometallate anion, [N=Zn=N]4-, as in Ba2ZnN2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Feb 15


  • Barium zinc oxynitride
  • Crystal structure
  • Na flux
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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