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Ethanol- and Methanol-Coordinated and Solvent-Free Dodecahydro closo-Dodecaborates of 3d Transition Metals and of Magnesium

Published inCrystals, vol. 9, no. 7, 372
Publication date2019
Abstract

Magnesium and 3d transition metals closo-borates were prepared by mechanosynthesis (ball milling) of the mixtures Na₂B₁₂H₁₂ + MCl₂ (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Mg), followed by addition of ethanol or methanol and drying under dynamic vacuum. The dead mass of NaCl is partly removed by filtration. The crystal structures of solvent-coordinated and solvent-free closo-borates have been characterized by temperature dependent synchrotron radiation X-ray powder diffraction, ab initio calculations, thermal analysis and infrared spectroscopy. Various solvated complexes containing six, four, three, two or one solvent molecules were obtained by successive removal of the solvent until in most case the solvent-free metal closo-borates were obtained with the exception of Mg whose hypothetical crystal structure, however, could have its prototype in MnB₁₂H₁₂. The 3d transition metal closo-borates were studied in the view of their potential use as Na- or Li-ion battery electrodes in combination with Na or Li closo-borate solid electrolytes. The metal oxidation state (II) obtained in compounds presented here does not allow such application.

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  • Closo-borate
  • Transition metal
  • Ethanol complex
  • Methanol complex
  • X-ray powder diffraction
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DIDELOT, Emilie Yvonne Jeanne et al. Ethanol- and Methanol-Coordinated and Solvent-Free Dodecahydro <i>closo</i>-Dodecaborates of 3<i>d</i> Transition Metals and of Magnesium. In: Crystals, 2019, vol. 9, n° 7, p. 372. doi: 10.3390/cryst9070372
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