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Title: Infrared and Raman spectroscopic investigations of methylammonium haloantimonates(III), [N(CH3)4−nHn]3 Sb2X9 (n = 0–3, X = Cl or Br), through their phase transitions
Authors: Varma, Vijay
Bhattacharjee, Ramendu
Vasan, H N
Rao, C N R
Keywords: (CH3NH3)3SB2CL9
Raman spectroscopic investigations
methylammonium haloantimonates(III)
phase transitions
Issue Date: Nov-1992
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular Spectroscopy 48(11-12), 1631-1646 (1992)
Abstract: Infrared and Raman spectra of methylammonium chloroantimonates(III) of the general formula [N(CH3)4-nHn]3Sb2Cl9 With n=0, 1, 2 and 3 and of the methylammonium bromoantimonate(III), (CH3NH3)3Sb2Br9, have been investigated in detail across their phase transitions. Vibration modes due to CH3 deformation and those involving the NHn (n=1, 2 and 3) groups show significant changes across the phase transitions of the chloroantimonates, besides those due to the Sb2Cl9 anion. The anion modes differ with the number of CH3 groups since the nature of the anion itself changes, the free anion being present only in the quarternary compound. The high-temperature phases of the chloroantimonates seem to involve random orientations of the methylamino groups; a plastic-type state clearly manifests itself in the trimethyl and the tetramethylamino derivatives. A phase transition is predicted in all the chloroantimonates below 150 K, based on the changes in the anion bands at low temperatures. Changes in the IR and Raman spectra accompanying the phase transitions of (CH3NH3)3Sb2Br9 and (CH3NH3)3Bi2Br9 are similar and in the high-temperature phase of these compounds the (CH3NH3)+ cations are oriented randomly.
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Other Identifiers: 0584-8539
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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