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Wendl, Sebastian; Mallmann, Mathias; Strobel, Philipp; Schmidt, Peter J.; Schnick, Wolfgang ORCID: 0000-0003-4571-8035 (2020): Ammonothermal Synthesis of Ba2PO3N – An Oxonitridophosphate with Non‐Condensed PO3N Tetrahedra. In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, No. 10: pp. 841-846
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The ortho‐oxonitridophosphate Ba2PO3N was synthesized under ammonobasic conditions (T = 1070 K, p = 120 MPa) in custom‐built high‐temperature autoclaves, starting from red phosphorus, BaO, NaN3 and KOH. Thus, single crystals of up to several hundred µm were obtained, which were used for single‐crystal X‐ray diffraction. Ba2PO3N [Pnma (no. 62), a = 7.596(2), b = 5.796(1), c = 10.212(3) Å, Z = 4] crystallizes in the β‐K2SO4 structure type with non‐condensed [PO3N]4– ions and is isotypic to its lighter homologues EA2PO3N (EA = Ca, Sr). Powder X‐ray diffraction, energy dispersive X‐ray and Fourier Transformed Infrared spectroscopy corroborate the crystal structure. The optical band gap was determined by means of diffuse reflectance UV/Vis spectroscopy to be 4.3 eV. Eu2+ doped samples show green luminescence (λem = 534 nm, fwhm = 85 nm/2961 cm–1) when irradiated with UV light (λexc = 420 nm). However, Ba2PO3N:Eu2+ shows strong thermal quenching, even at room temperature.