Journal of alloys and compounds vol:323 pages:142-146
Single crystals of lanthanum butyrate monohydrate were obtained by reaction between lanthanum hydroxide and an aqueous butyric acid solution. The crystal structure (triclinic P (1) over bar, Z=2, a=9.940(2) Angstrom, 0=12.182(2) Angstrom, c=14.652(2) Angstrom, alpha =85.98(3)degrees, beta =75.62(3)degrees, gamma =78.17(2)degrees) consists of layers parallel to (001). The alkyl chains are in an all-tr-ans conformation parallel to (110). The layers are constructed by lanthanum chains, which are connected to one another by bridging bidentate carboxylates.