High Oxygen Pressures and the Stabilization of Unusual Oxidation States of Transition Metals : Application to Iridium Oxides
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High oxygen pressures have been developed in different media: gas (500 MPa), in liquid phase using oxidizing solutions (500 MPa) and in the solid phase through the "in situ" thermal decomposition of KClO<SUB>3</SUB>. The main objective of the development of high oxygen pressures was the stabilization of the highest oxidation states of transition elements. For the same M<SUP>n+</SUP> cation, the increase of the n value induces a decrease of the M-O distance. Such a variation being larger than the compression effect on oxides, the stabilization of the highest oxidation states of transition metals appears a fruitful route for investigating the correlations between the covalency of the chemical M-O bonds and the resulting physico-chemical properties of the corresponding oxides.
- The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology
The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology 7, 1025-1027, 1998
The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology