Joint Experimental and Computational 17O and 1H Solid State NMR Study of Ba2In2O4(OH)2 Structure and Dynamics
Middlemiss, Derek S
Chemistry of Materials
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Dervişoğlu, R., Middlemiss, D. S., Blanc, F., Lee, Y., Morgan, D., & Grey, C. (2015). Joint Experimental and Computational 17O and 1H Solid State NMR Study of Ba2In2O4(OH)2 Structure and Dynamics. Chemistry of Materials, 27 3861-3873. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00328
A structural characterization of the hydrated form of the brownmillerite-type phase Ba2In2O5, Ba2In2O4(OH)2, is reported using experimental multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) energy and GIPAW NMR calculations. When the oxygen ions from H2O fill the inherent O vacancies of the brownmillerite structure, one of the water protons remains in the same layer (O3) while the second proton is located in the neighboring layer (O2) in sites with partial occupancies, as previously demonstrated by Jayaraman et al. ( Solid State Ionics 2004, 170, 25−32) using X-ray and neutron studies. Calculations of possible proton arrangements within the partially occupied layer of Ba2In2O4(OH)2 yield a set of low energy structures; GIPAW NMR calculations on these configurations yield 1H and 17O chemical shifts and peak intensity ratios, which are then used to help assign the experimental MAS NMR spectra. Three distinct 1H resonances in a 2:1:1 ratio are obtained experimentally, the most intense resonance being assigned to the proton in the O3 layer. The two weaker signals are due to O2 layer protons, one set hydrogen bonding to the O3 layer and the other hydrogen bonding alternately toward the O3 and O1 layers. 1H magnetization exchange experiments reveal that all three resonances originate from protons in the same crystallographic phase, the protons exchanging with each other above approximately 150 °C. Three distinct types of oxygen atoms are evident from the DFT GIPAW calculations bare oxygens (O), oxygens directly bonded to a proton (H-donor O), and oxygen ions that are hydrogen bonded to a proton (H-acceptor O). The 17O calculated shifts and quadrupolar parameters are used to assign the experimental spectra, the assignments being confirmed by 1H–17O double resonance experiments.
This work was supported in part by Grants DMR050612 and CHE0714183 from the National Science Foundation and Grant DESC0001284 from the Department of Energy (supporting Y.- L.L. and D.M.), by an Advanced Fellowship from the EU-ERC (C.P.G.), and by the EPSRC (D.S.M.). F.B. thanks the EU Marie Curie actions FP7 for an International Incoming fellowship (Grant No. 275212) and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for a Research Fellowship.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00328
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