Coordination structure of zinc(II) ions in a mixed-solvent system of formamide and ammonium formate. An EXAFS and RDF investigation

Michihiro Miyake, Osamu Kaji, Shin Nagahara, Takashi Suzuki

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The coordination structure of ZnII ions in HCONH2-HCOONH4-ZnO solution, where the molar ratio of HCOONH4 and ZnO is ca. 2.0, has been investigated using EXAFS (extended X-ray absorption fine structure) and RDF (radial distribution function) methods. From both results we found that ZnII ions from mononuclear Zn(HCOO)2(HCONH2)2 tetrahedra with a Zn-O bond length of 1.99 Å in HCONH2-HCOONH4 solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-694
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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