Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.60, No.1, 115-123, 2021
High Entropy and Low Symmetry: Triclinic High-Entropy Molybdates
Metal molybdates constitute a promising class of materials with a wide application range. Here, we report, to our knowledge for the first time, on the preparation and characterization of medium-entropy and high-entropy metal molybdates, synthesized by an oxalate-based coprecipitation approach. The high-entropy molybdate crystallizes in a triclinic structure, thus rendering it as high-entropy material with the lowest symmetry reported so far. This is noteworthy because high-entropy materials usually tend to crystallize into highly symmetrical structures. It is expected that application of the high-entropy concept to metal molybdates alters the material's characteristics and adds the features of high-entropy systems, that is, tailorable composition and properties. The phase purity and solid solution nature of the molybdates were confirmed by XRD, Raman spectroscopy, TEM, XPS, and ICP-OES.