Water soluble Na[Nb(O2)3] 2H2O as a new molecular precursor for synthesis of sodium niobate

Deepa Dey, Valery Petrykin, Satoshi Sasaki, Masato Kakihana

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    A water-soluble tetraperoxo niobate [Nb (O2)4] 3- was prepared by reaction of niobic acid with H2O 2 at pH = 11 in aqueous ammonia solution. The corresponding ammonium salt, (NH4)3[Nb(O2)4], was grown as a single crystal, and its crystal structure was solved. A white precipitate has been obtained from the solution containing (NH4)3[Nb (O2)4] and Na2CO3, Based on the elemental, TG, redox titration and Raman spectroscopic analyses, we have concluded that the obtained compound was Na[Nb (O2) 3]·2H2O. This compound has been demonstrated to be a convenient precursor for synthesis of NaNbO3 by simple calcinations in air at the reduced temperature of 400-500°C.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)808-812
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Issue number1348
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec


    • Low-temperature synthesis
    • Sodium triperoxo niobium
    • Tetraperoxo niobium complex
    • Water-soluble molecular precursor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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