Acta Cryst. (2004). E60, i142-i144 [ doi:10.1107/S160053680402608X ]
Abstract: The title compound, Eu2(SO4)3·8H2O, crystallizes in space group C2/c, with one of the anions lying on a twofold rotation axis and the other in a general position, and is best formulated as [Eu(H2O)4/1(SO4)3/3(SO4)1/2]2, where one of the anions lies across a twofold axis. The coordination environment of EuIII consists of four water molecules and four sulfate ions. All the water molecules and sulfate ions are involved in hydrogen-bonding interactions. The structure is similar to that previously determined at 293 K [Wei & Zheng (2003). Z. Kristallogr. New Cryst. Struct. 218, 277-278], but the cell parameters and the interatomic distances are more precise in the present determination.
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