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A complete structure analysis of Li(2)CuP(2)O(7) by single crystal X-ray diffraction is presented. The pyrophosphate anion is known to adopt varied conformations in different environments. In the present structure analysis, the bridge P-O-P angle is 121.5 (5) , the P-O(bridge) bond length is 1.618 (4) Angstroms and the P-O(terminal) bond lengths vary between 1.483 (5) and 1.530 (5) Angstroms. The Cu and Li cations are tetracoordinated with Cu-O distances ranging from 1.923 (5) to 1.926 (5) Angstroms and Li-O distances ranging from 1.87 (1) to 1.94 (1) Angstroms.

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Authors: SPIRLET M R, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);REBIZANT J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);LIEGEOIS-DUYCKAERTS M, Université de Liège au Sart Tilman, Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Acta Crystallographica C (1993) No. 49, pp. 209-211
Record Number: 199311138 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
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