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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, i47  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813018540 ]


R. Jouini, C. Bouzidi, M. F. Zid and A. Driss

Abstract: The title compound, potassium sodium dioxidomolybdenum(VI) arsenate, K0.78Na0.22MoO2AsO4, was synthesized by a solid-state reaction route. The structure is built up from corner-sharing MoO6 octahedra and AsO4 tetrahedra, creating infinite [MoAsO8][infinity] chains running along the b-axis direction. As, Mo and all but one O atom are on special positions (4c) with m symmetry and K (occupancy 0.78) is on a position (4a) of -1 in the tunnels. The possible motion of the alkali cations has been investigated by means of the bond-valance sum (BVS) model. The simulation shows that the Na+ motion appears to be easier mainly along the b-axis direction. Structural relationships between the different compounds of the AMoO2AsO4 (A = Ag, Li, Na, K, Rb) series and MXO8 (M = V; X = P, As) chains are discussed.

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