Sn0.24WO3 hexagonal tungsten bronze prepared via the metal chloride route

Lun Jin, Shu Guo, Robert J. Cava

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We report the synthesis of Sn0.24WO3 single crystals via an alternative, less well-known, solid-state synthetic approach that involves the use of tin chloride as a starting material. The compound adopts an unusual variant of the hexagonal tungsten bronze structure in space group P6/mmm (a ​= ​7.4264(7) Å and c ​= ​3.7843(4) Å) with a previously unreported distribution of Sn cations, disordered over two distinct sites in the tunnels. Sn0.24WO3 shows no signs of superconductivity down to 170 ​mK and exhibits weakly-metallic conducting behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121553
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - Nov 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Bronzes
  • Hexagonal tungsten bronzes
  • Metal chloride route
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • Sn–W–O
  • Temperature-dependent resistivity


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