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Received 25 November 2013
Accepted 27 November 2013
Online 4 December 2013

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 296 K
Mean [sigma](P-O) = 0.001 Å
R = 0.018
wR = 0.051
Data-to-parameter ratio = 26.0
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Dilithium manganese(II) catena-tetrakis(polyphosphate), Li2Mn(PO3)4

aLaboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Inorganiques, Faculté des Sciences Aïn Chock, Casablanca, Morocco, and bLaboratoire de Chimie du Solide Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Avenue Ibn Batouta, BP 1014, Rabat, Morocco
Correspondence e-mail: moutataouia_m@yahoo.fr

The poly-phosphate Li2Mn(PO3)4 was synthesized and its structure characterized from powder diffraction data by Averbuch-Pouchot & Durif [J. Appl. Cryst. (1972), 5, 307-308]. These authors showed that the structure of this phosphate is isotypic to that of Li2Cd(PO3)4, as confirmed by the present work. The structure is built from infinite zigzag polyphosphate chains, [(PO3)-]n, extending along [010]. These polyphosphate chains are connected by sharing vertices with MnO6 octa­hedra (site symmetry .m.) and Li2O7 polyhedra, which form also chains parallel to [010]. Adjacent chains are linked by common vertices of polyhedra in such a way as to form porous layers parallel to (100). The three-dimensional framework delimits empty channels extending along [010].

Related literature

For potential applications of lithium and manganese phosphates, see: Parada et al. (2003[Parada, C., Perles, J., Sáez-Puche, R., Ruiz-Valero, C. & Snejko, N. (2003). Chem. Mater. 15, 3347-3351.]); Jouini et al. (2003[Jouini, A., Férid, M., Gacon, J. C. & Trabelsi-Ayadi, M. (2003). Opt. Mater. 24, 175-180.]); Bian et al. (2003[Bian, J.-J., Kim, D.-W. & Hong, K. S. (2003). J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 23, 2589-2592.]); Aravindan et al. (2013[Aravindan, V., Gnanaraj, J., Lee, Y.-S. & Madhavi, S. (2013). J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 3518-3539.]); Drezen et al. (2007[Drezen, T., Kwon, N.-H., Bowen, P., Teerlinck, I. & Isono, M. (2007). J. Power Sources, 174, 949-953.]); Bakenov & Taniguchi (2010[Bakenov, Z. & Taniguchi, I. (2010). J. Electrochem. Soc. 157, 4, A430-A436.]); Adam et al. (2008[Adam, L., Guesdon, A. & Raveau, B. (2008). J. Solid State Chem. 181, 3110-3115.]). For a previous structure determination from powder data, see: Averbuch-Pouchot & Durif (1972[Averbuch-Pouchot, M. T. & Durif, A. (1972). J. Appl. Cryst. 5, 307-308.]). For the isotypic structure of Li2Cd(PO3)4, see: Averbuch-Pouchot et al. (1976[Averbuch-Pouchot, M. T., Tordjman, I. & Guitel, J. C. (1976). Acta Cryst. B32, 2953-2956.]).

Experimental

Crystal data
  • Li2Mn(PO3)4

  • Mr = 384.70

  • Orthorhombic, P n m a

  • a = 9.4295 (2) Å

  • b = 9.2755 (2) Å

  • c = 10.0972 (2) Å

  • V = 883.13 (3) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 2.29 mm-1

  • T = 296 K

  • 0.23 × 0.16 × 0.13 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker X8 APEX diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]) Tmin = 0.651, Tmax = 0.743

  • 13605 measured reflections

  • 2520 independent reflections

  • 2318 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.024

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.018

  • wR(F2) = 0.051

  • S = 1.09

  • 2520 reflections

  • 97 parameters

  • [Delta][rho]max = 0.52 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.51 e Å-3

Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009[Bruker (2009). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009[Bruker (2009). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012[Farrugia, L. J. (2012). J. Appl. Cryst. 45, 849-854.]) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006[Brandenburg, K. (2006). DIAMOND. Crystal Impact GbR, Bonn, Germany.]); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010[Westrip, S. P. (2010). J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 920-925.]).


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BR2233 ).


Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Unit of Support for Technical and Scientific Research (UATRS, CNRST) for the X-ray measurements.

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Aravindan, V., Gnanaraj, J., Lee, Y.-S. & Madhavi, S. (2013). J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 3518-3539.  [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
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Averbuch-Pouchot, M. T., Tordjman, I. & Guitel, J. C. (1976). Acta Cryst. B32, 2953-2956.  [CrossRef] [IUCr Journals]
Bakenov, Z. & Taniguchi, I. (2010). J. Electrochem. Soc. 157, 4, A430-A436.
Bian, J.-J., Kim, D.-W. & Hong, K. S. (2003). J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 23, 2589-2592.  [Web of Science] [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Brandenburg, K. (2006). DIAMOND. Crystal Impact GbR, Bonn, Germany.
Bruker (2009). APEX2, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Drezen, T., Kwon, N.-H., Bowen, P., Teerlinck, I. & Isono, M. (2007). J. Power Sources, 174, 949-953.  [Web of Science] [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
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Jouini, A., Férid, M., Gacon, J. C. & Trabelsi-Ayadi, M. (2003). Opt. Mater. 24, 175-180.  [Web of Science] [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Parada, C., Perles, J., Sáez-Puche, R., Ruiz-Valero, C. & Snejko, N. (2003). Chem. Mater. 15, 3347-3351.  [Web of Science] [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.  [CrossRef] [ChemPort] [IUCr Journals]
Westrip, S. P. (2010). J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 920-925.  [Web of Science] [CrossRef] [ChemPort] [IUCr Journals]


Acta Cryst (2014). E70, i1  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813032388 ]

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