New strontium titanyl phosphate Sr2TiO(PO4) 2 (1) was synthesized and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, electron diffraction, high-resolution electron microscopy, and band structure calculations. Titanyl phosphate 1 is isostructural with vanadyl phosphate Sr2VO(PO4)2 and has a layered structure. The titanium atoms are shifted from the centers of the TiO6 octahedra and form short (1.74 Å) titanyl bonds. The structure of 1 is an unusual example of the disordered orientation of the chains formed by TiO6 octahedra in complex titanium phosphates.
- Complex transition metal phosphates
- Electron diffraction
- High-resolution electron microscopy
- Strontium titanyl phosphate
- X-ray diffraction study