On the hydration of the lutetium(III) Ion in water acetone mixtures. A 1h and 35Cl NMR study

E. Brücher, J. Glaser, I. Grenthe, I. Puigdomènech

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The hydration of the Lu3+. ion was studied by 1H- and 35ClNMR spectroscopic methods in water- acetone mixtures at low temperatures. The observed hydration number obtained by the 'NMR peak-area' method is not constant, but decreases with increasing Lu(C104)3 and C104 - ion concentrations, as well as with rising acetone-to-water ratio. The hydration number obtained for 2.92 M, 2.00 M, 1.17 M, 0.82 M and 0.49 M Lu(C104)3 solutions are 6.3 ± 0.12, 6.5 ± 0.12, 7.2 ± 0.2, 7.9 ± 0.17 and 8.7 ± 0.45, respectively. From these data, a primary hydration number nh ≥ 9 can be deduced for dilute solutions. The decrease of the hydration number with increasing Lu(C104)3 and acetone concentration can be explained assuming the coordination of the CIO4 - ions in the inner shell of Lu3+ and/or the decrease of the coordination number of Lu3+ in more concentrated solutions, mainly due to water activity changes. The relaxation rate of the 35C1 nucleus of the perchlorate ion increases with the increase of the Lu3+ concentration, consistent with the assumption of the perchlorate ion coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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