Direct synthesis of chromium perovskite oxyhydride with a high magnetic-transition temperature

Cédric Tassel, Yoshihiro Goto, Yoshinori Kuno, James Hester, Mark Green, Yoji Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kageyama

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We report a novel oxyhydride SrCrO2H directly synthesized by a high-pressure high-temperature method. Powder neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction revealed that this compound adopts the ideal cubic perovskite structure ${\left({Pm\bar 3m} \right)}$ with O2-/H- disorder. Surprisingly, despite the non-bonding nature between Cr 3d t2g orbitals and the H 1s orbital, it exhibits G-type spin ordering at TN≈380 K, which is higher than that of RCrO3 (R=rare earth) and any chromium oxides. The enhanced TN in SrCrO2H with four Cr-O-Cr bonds in comparison with RCr3+O3 with six Cr-O-Cr bonds is reasonably explained by the tolerance factor. The present result offers an effective strategy to tune octahedral tilting in perovskites and to improve physical and chemical properties through mixed anion chemistry. Performing better under pressure: A high-pressure, high-temperature route gives the first chromium oxyhydride, SrCrO2H. It has a perovskite structure and the highest antiferromagnetic ordering temperature (TN) among chromium oxides, which is remarkable given non-bonding nature of its Cr-H-Cr interaction. The high TN arises from decreased octahedral tilting that enhances the Cr-O-Cr antiferromagnetic coupling and reduces the competition between nearest and next-nearest neighbor interactions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10377-10380
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number39
StatePublished - Jul 14 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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