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Kessler, Fabian K.; Schuhbeck, Alexander M.; Schnick, Wolfgang (2019): Melamium Thiocyanate Melam, a Melamium Salt with Disordered Anion Sites. In: Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, Vol. 645, No. 12: pp. 840-847
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Melamium salts are a group of ionic carbon nitride type compounds that has been investigated only scarcely. We herein present a novel representative of this group. A melamium thiocyanate melam (1:1) adduct was synthesized from dicyandiamide and ammonium thiocyanate in sealed glass ampoules. The structure of the adduct was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Melamium thiocyanate melam crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/c (no. 14) with lattice parameters of a = 3.6041(11), b = 28.532(7), c = 10.937(4) angstrom, ss = 99.051(14)degrees, and Z = 4. While the melamium ions form 2D extended hydrogen bridged networks, the thiocyanate ions are disordered and no distinct structural sites could be assigned to the respective atoms. Instead, continuous columns of electron density located in channels in the porous structure were identified as potential space for anion locations. The compound was further characterized by elemental analysis, FTIR spectroscopy and solid-state MAS-NMR spectroscopy of the nuclei H-1, C-13 and N-15. Rietveld refinement of powder samples was performed for phase analysis. Furthermore, DSC-TG was used to investigate the thermal behavior of the compound.