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Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory, Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospekt Acad. Lavrentieva, dom 3, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

Advances in Inorganic Synthesis

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Dear Colleagues,

Recent progress in inorganic chemistry would have been impossible without new and advanced methods of inorganic synthesis. New compounds have been synthesized and crystals grown thanks to the application of new techniques and ideas. Among them are multiagent chemical transport, deep eutectic synthesis, reactions in ionic liquids, nanoscale reactions, cryo-synthesis, and spark plasma sintering, to name a few. With new approaches, new compounds and materials appear, which were impossible to synthesize by using traditional routines. Coupled to new and advanced analytical techniques, advanced inorganic synthesis ensures a fascinating and exciting development of inorganic chemistry into a modern yet traditional branch of science. We invite scientists to contribute research papers, reviews, and communications to the topical collection entitled “Adcances in Inorganic Synthesis”. Contributions on any topic related to inorganic synthesis are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Andrei V. Shevelkov
Prof. Dr. Maxim N. Sokolov
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Keywords

  • inorganic synthesis
  • crystal growth
  • transition metals
  • main-group chemistry
  • coordination compounds
  • inorganic materials

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Catalysts
catalysts
3.9 6.3 2011 14.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Crystals
crystals
2.7 3.6 2011 10.6 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Inorganics
inorganics
2.9 4.0 2013 12.8 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Materials
materials
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Molecules
molecules
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Solids
solids
- - 2020 17.5 Days CHF 1000 Submit

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New Data on Crystal Phases in the System MgSO4–OC(NH2)2–H2O
Crystals 2024, 14(3), 227; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst14030227 - 27 Feb 2024
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Urea complexes of magnesium sulfate have been intensively studied due to their application in many areas of life, including agricultural chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, etc. The aim of this study is to add new knowledge about the trends and consistencies in the preparation procedures [...] Read more.
Urea complexes of magnesium sulfate have been intensively studied due to their application in many areas of life, including agricultural chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, etc. The aim of this study is to add new knowledge about the trends and consistencies in the preparation procedures of MgSO4·nOC(NH2)2·mH2O phases. A set of analytical methods was used to characterize their structure, thermal and spectroscopic properties. The conditions for obtaining the three complexes in pure form were specified and the crystal structures of MgSO4·OC(NH2)2·2H2O and MgSO4·OC(NH2)2·3H2O were determined. The spectroscopic data of the considered compounds were analysed with respect to their structural and chemical properties. Thermal analyses showed that both the melting point and the urea decomposition temperature depend on the OC(NH2)2: H2O ratio in the octahedral environment of the magnesium ion in the studied structures. Full article
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Unveiling the Exceptional Performance of ZnO/Zn2TiO4 Nanocomposites
Catalysts 2024, 14(2), 156; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14020156 - 19 Feb 2024
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In this study, we engineered a sub-70 nm nanocomposite of ZnO/Zn2TiO4 using a low-temperature solution-phase method with titanium isopropoxide and zinc acetate as precursors, and isopropyl alcohol and water as solvents. The investigation focused on nanocomposite growth by varying precursor [...] Read more.
In this study, we engineered a sub-70 nm nanocomposite of ZnO/Zn2TiO4 using a low-temperature solution-phase method with titanium isopropoxide and zinc acetate as precursors, and isopropyl alcohol and water as solvents. The investigation focused on nanocomposite growth by varying precursor and surfactant concentrations and their efficiency within different pH ranges. All three ZnO/Zn2TiO4 nanocomposites exhibited hexagonal wurtzite ZnO and Zn2TiO4 structures. The crystallite size in these nanocomposites ranged from 39.50 nm to 62.67 nm for ZnO and 21.24 nm to 26.15 nm for Zn2TiO4. Morphological observations using FESEM revealed the formation of dispersed cotton packet-like nanocomposites with sizes ranging from 18 to 350 nm. FTIR analysis showed peaks indicative of Ti–O and Zn–O bond formation, and EDX spectrum confirmed the presence of Ti, O, and Zn. UV spectrums and photocatalytic investigations confirmed the successful formation of ZnO/Zn2TiO4 nanocomposites with notable photocatalytic degradation efficiency for methylene blue dye under various conditions. These findings suggest the potential applicability of the synthesized nanocomposites for environmental pollutant degradation. Full article
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Influence of the La0.2Sr0.7Ti0.95Ni0.05O3 (LSTN) Synthesis Method on SOFC Anode Performance
Catalysts 2024, 14(1), 79; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal14010079 - 18 Jan 2024
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Solid oxide fuel cells are characterized by a high efficiency for converting chemical energy into electricity and fuel flexibility. This research work focuses on developing durable and efficient anodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based on exsolving nickel from the perovskite structure. [...] Read more.
Solid oxide fuel cells are characterized by a high efficiency for converting chemical energy into electricity and fuel flexibility. This research work focuses on developing durable and efficient anodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based on exsolving nickel from the perovskite structure. A-site-deficient La- and Ni-doped strontium titanates (La0.2Sr0.7Ti0.95Ni0.05O3−δ, LSTN) were synthesized using four different techniques and mixed with Ce0.8Gd0.2O2−δ (GDC) to form the SOFC anode. The synthesis routes of interest for comparison included solid-state, sol-gel, hydrothermal, and co-precipitation methods. LSTN powders were characterized via XRD, SEM, TPR, BET and XPS. In situ XRD during reduction was measured and the reduced powders were analyzed using TEM. The impact of synthesis route on SOFC performance was investigated. All samples were highly durable when kept at 0.5 V for 48 h at 800 °C with H2 fuel. Interestingly, the best performance was observed for the cell with the LSTN anode prepared via co-precipitation, while the conventional solid-state synthesis method only achieved the second-best results. Full article
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A New Method of Obtaining High Purity Nickel(II) Perrhenate from Waste
Crystals 2023, 13(10), 1465; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst13101465 - 07 Oct 2023
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The article presents a new method of producing anhydrous nickel(II) perrhenate of high purity, entirely from waste from the national Cu industry. This method consists mainly of the reaction of water-washed nickel(II) oxide (obtained by purification in a mixture of alcohols, and subsequent [...] Read more.
The article presents a new method of producing anhydrous nickel(II) perrhenate of high purity, entirely from waste from the national Cu industry. This method consists mainly of the reaction of water-washed nickel(II) oxide (obtained by purification in a mixture of alcohols, and subsequent roasting of the Ni-containing sulfate semi-finished products (NSP) at 1200 °C) with perrhenic acid (obtained using the ion exchange method). After the dissolution of nickel(II) oxide in the acid (at a temperature in the range of 60–80 °C) and obtaining a pH of 5–8, the solution is sent to evaporate to dryness, also at a temperature not exceeding 80 °C. The obtained crude nickel(II) perrhenate is washed with methanol and subsequently dried at 160 °C to obtain its anhydrous form, with the following composition: 10.5% of Ni; 66.6% of Re; <5 ppm of Bi, As, Zn and Cu; <10 ppm Co, Mg, Fe, K, Pb, Na, Ca and Mo. Importantly, this composition allows for the use of the compound for the production of superalloys and catalysts. A patent application and a technological scheme were prepared for the developed method. It consists of seven technological operations, including six based on processes in the field of hydrometallurgy, and one in the field of pyrometallurgy (roasting). Full article
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Exploring Relaxation Phenomenon in Cu-Substituted Ba2NiWO6 Double Perovskites
Crystals 2023, 13(4), 625; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst13040625 - 05 Apr 2023
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Double perovskites are an emerging class of functional materials with a great deal of durability perspective owing to their inherent flexibility in cation coordination selection. Here, we synthesized pristine and Cu2+-doped Ba2NiWO6 utilizing the solid-state reaction route to [...] Read more.
Double perovskites are an emerging class of functional materials with a great deal of durability perspective owing to their inherent flexibility in cation coordination selection. Here, we synthesized pristine and Cu2+-doped Ba2NiWO6 utilizing the solid-state reaction route to investigate their structural, morphological, and dielectric behavior. Structural examination revealed the development of a cubic crystal structure for both compositions, and Cu2+ integration in Ba2NiWO6 decreases the crystallite size. The spherical-shaped grains shrink in size and start agglomeration with Cu2+ incorporation. The incorporation of Cu2+ reduces the grain size, leads to accumulation of space charges at the grain boundaries, and thus, facilitates growth in the space charge polarization. This increases the dielectric constant of the material, thus making these compositions viable for advanced miniaturized electronic devices. Full article
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Copper Ferrite Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Anion-Exchange Resin: Influence of Synthesis Parameters on the Cubic Phase Stability
Materials 2023, 16(6), 2318; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16062318 - 14 Mar 2023
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Copper ferrite is of great interest to researchers as a material with unique magnetic, optical, catalytic, and structural properties. In particular, the magnetic properties of this material are structurally sensitive and can be tuned by changing the distribution of Cu and Fe cations [...] Read more.
Copper ferrite is of great interest to researchers as a material with unique magnetic, optical, catalytic, and structural properties. In particular, the magnetic properties of this material are structurally sensitive and can be tuned by changing the distribution of Cu and Fe cations in octahedral and tetrahedral positions by controlling the synthesis parameters. In this study, we propose a new, simple, and convenient method for the synthesis of copper ferrite nanoparticles using a strongly basic anion-exchange resin in the OH form. The effect and possible mechanism of polysaccharide addition on the elemental composition, yield, and particle size of CuFe2O4 are investigated and discussed. It is shown that anion-exchange resin precipitation leads to a mixture of unstable cubic (c-CuFe2O4) phases at standard temperature and stable tetragonal (t-CuFe2O4) phases. The effect of reaction conditions on the stability of c-CuFe2O4 is studied by temperature-dependent XRD measurements and discussed in terms of cation distribution, cooperative Jahn–Teller distortion, and Cu2+ and oxygen vacancies in the copper ferrite lattice. The observed differences in the values of the saturation magnetization and coercivity of the prepared samples are explained in terms of variations in the particle size and structural properties of copper ferrite. Full article
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