Synthesis and crystal structure of Na4Sn3O8

Masato Iwasaki, Hirotsugu Takizawa, Kyota Uheda, Tadashi Endo

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A new ternary Na-Sn-O compound, Na4Sn3O8, has been synthesized from a mixture of Na2CO3 and SnO2 by heating at 1270-1400°C for 6-24 h in air using a powder bed. The crystal structure of Na4Sn3O8 has been refined by the Rietveld analysis of the powder X-ray diffraction data. Na4Sn3O8 crystallizes in the cubic system (a = 9.1815(2) Å, Z = 4) with the space group of either P4332 or P4132. The unit cell contains twelve SnO6 and four NaO6 octahedra connecting by edge-sharing and additionally twelve sodium atoms distributed in octahedral holes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1068-1070
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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