Pyridine-intercalated MnPS3 single crystals

Takafumi Miyazaki, Kenji Ichimura, Susumu Matsuzaki, Mizuka Sano

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Vibrational spectra of pyridine-intercalated MnPS3 (Py-MnPS3) crystals reveal that a part of pyridine molecules in the interlayer space of MnPS3 are converted to pyridinium cations (PyH+) and then form hydrogen-bonded complexes with neutral pyridine molecules. Powder X-ray diffraction and polarized i.r. reflection spectra of Py-MnPS3 crystals indicate that the majority of molecular planes of PyH+ as well as neutral pyridine arc oriented perpendicularly to the layers of MnPS3 with the C2 symmetry axes parallel to the layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1026
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Manganese phosphorus trichalcogenide
  • intercalation compound
  • pyridinium-pyridine complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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