Lanthanite-(Nd), Nd2(CO3)3·8H2O

Shaunna M. Morrison, Marcelo B. Andrade, Michelle D. Wenz, Kenneth J. Domanik, Robert T. Downs

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Lanthanite-(Nd), ideally Nd2(CO3)3· 8H2O [dineodymium(III) tricarbonate octahydrate], is a member of the lanthanite mineral group characterized by the general formula REE 2(CO3)3·8H2O, where REE is a 10-coordinated rare earth element. Based on single-crystal X-ray diffraction of a natural sample from Mitsukoshi, Hizen-cho, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan, this study presents the first structure determination of lanthanite-(Nd). Its structure is very similar to that of other members of the lanthanite group. It is composed of infinite sheets made up of corner- and edge-sharing of two NdO10-polyhedra (both with site symmetry..2) and two carbonate triangles (site symmetries..2 and 1) parallel to the ab plane, and stacked perpendicular to c. These layers are linked to one another only through hydrogen bonding involving the water molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)i15-i16
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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