Crystal Structures of Bromine Sorption Complexes of $Ca^{2+}$-Exchanged Zeolite A

  • Published : 1995.12.20


The structures of dehydrated Ca4Na4-A (a=12.243(1) Å) and of its bromine sorption complex (a=12.214(1) Å) have been determined by single crystal x-ray diffraction techniques in the cubic space groupPm&bar{3}m at 21(1) ℃. Both crystals were dehydrated at 360 ℃ and 2 X 10-3 Torr for 2 days and one crystal was treated with 180 Torr of bromine vapor at 24 ℃ for 1 h. The structures were refined to final error indices, R1=0.066 and R2=0.078 with 192 reflections and R1=0.109 and R2=0.093 with 100 reflections, respectively, for which I>3σ(I). In these structures, four Ca2+ and four Na+ ions are located on two different threefold axes associated with 6-ring oxygens, respectively. In Ca4Na4-A·6Br2, four Ca2+ ions are recessed 0.28(1) Å into the large cavity and four Na+ ions extend 0.63(1) Å into the sodalite unit. A total of six dibromine molecules are sorbed per unit cell. Each Br2 molecule approaches a framework oxide ion axially with O(1)-Br(1)=3.27(2) Å Br(1)-Br(2)=2.66(6) Å and O(1)-Br(1)-Br(2)=172(1)°, indicating a charge-transfer interaction.



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