Dyroff, David Ray (1965) The crystal structure of sodium triphosphate hexahydrate. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03262003-155847
The crystal structure of sodium triphosphate hexahydrate was determined by X-ray crystallographic methods. The crystals are triclinic with two Na[subscript 5]P[subscript 3]O[subscript 10].6H[subscript 2]O per unit cell in space group P[tau]. The structure of the anion was determined much more accurately than in other triphosphate structures done previously, and the unexpectedly large difference in length of the two types of P-O chain bond was confirmed. The P-O-P angle was 123.5[degrees], which is closer than the previously reported values to what is observed in other kinds of phosphates. Sodium coordination is fivefold and sixfold. An unusual feature of the hydrogen bonding is that two of the phosphate oxygen atoms accept four hydrogen bonds each. Several macroscopic properties of the crystals are explained in terms of the crystal structure.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||10 May 1965|
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|Deposited On:||10 Apr 2003|
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