The alexandrite-like Cr-doped aluminum oxalato complexes

L Chaiyapooma, S Wongnawaa, C Pakawatchaia, JPH Charmant, S Saithong

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The Cr-doped aluminum oxalato complexes were obtained by substituting Al with trace of Cr. Three types of products were obtained in two colors: blue (one) and red (two). One of the red crystallizes in the hexagonal crystal system with space group . The two red complexes possess the color-change property under different light sources (fluorescence and incandescence lights) similar to alexandrite - the rare and expensive gemstone.
Translated title of the contributionThe alexandrite-like Cr-doped aluminum oxalato complexes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316 - 318
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Publisher: Elsevier


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