• S Natarajan

Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science

• Phase transition in L-alaninium oxalate by photoacoustics

Phase transition in L-alaninium oxalate is studied by using TG, DTA and photoacoustic spectroscopy. A sharp transition at 378 K by photoacoustics is observed whereas at the same temperature the endothermic energy change observed by TG and DTA is not very sharp. This is discussed in detail with reference to the other known data for the organic crystals.

• Ba3(P1−𝑥Mn𝑥O4)2 : Blue/green inorganic materials based on tetrahedral Mn(V)

We describe a blue/green inorganic material, Ba3(P1−𝑥Mn𝑥O4)2 (I) based on tetrahedral MnO$^{3-}_{4}$ :3𝑑2 chromophore. The solid solutions (I) which are sky-blue and turquoise-blue for 𝑥 ≤ 0.25 and dark green for 𝑥 ≥ 0.50, are readily synthesized in air from commonly available starting materials, stabilizing the MnO$^{3-}_{4}$ chromophore in an isostructural phosphate host. We suggest that the covalency/ionicity of P–O/Mn–O bonds in the solid solutions tunes the crystal field strength around Mn(V) such that a blue colour results for materials with small values of 𝑥. The material could serve as a nontoxic blue/green inorganic pigment.

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December 2019

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