Synthesis and crystal structure of the palladium oxides NaPd3O4, Na2PdO3 and K3Pd2O4

Rodion V. Panin, Nellie R. Khasanova, Artem M. Abakumov, Evgeny V. Antipov, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Walter Schnelle

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NaPd3O4, Na2PdO3 and K3Pd2O4 have been prepared by solid-state reaction of Na2O2 or KO2 and PdO in sealed silica tubes. Crystal structures of the synthesized phases were refined by the Rietveld method from X-ray powder diffraction data. NaPd3O4 (space group Pm3̄n, a=5.64979(6) Å, Z=2) is isostructural to NaPt3O4. It consists of NaO8 cubes and PdO4 squares, corner linked into a three-dimensional framework where the planes of neighboring PdO4 squares are perpendicular to each other. Na2PdO3 (space group C2/c, a=5.3857(1) Å, b=9.3297(1) Å, c=10.8136(2) Å, β=99.437(2)°, Z=8) belongs to the Li2RuO3-structure type, being the layered variant of the NaCl structure, where the layers of octahedral interstices filled with Na+ and Pd4+ cations alternate with Na3 layers along the c-axis. Na2PdO3 exhibits a stacking disorder, detected by electron diffraction and Rietveld refinement. K3Pd2O4, prepared for the first time, crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Cmcm (a=6.1751(6) Å, b=9.1772(12) Å, c=11.3402(12) Å, Z=4). Its structure is composed of planar PdO4 units connected via common edges to form parallel staggered PdO2 strips, where potassium atoms are located between them. Magnetic susceptibility measurements of K3Pd2O4 reveal a Curie-Weiss behavior in the temperature range above 80 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1566-1574
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Electron diffraction
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Potassium palladium oxide
  • Sodium palladium oxide


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