DIPHOSPHIDES OF THE GROUP VIII TRANSITION METALS
UPPSALA UNIV (SWEDEN)
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RhP2, IrP2, NiP2, and PdP2 were synthesized by heating mixtures of metal powder and red phosphorus in evacuated and sealed silica tubes between 800 and 1100 C. Analysis of the X-ray powder patterns indicated that the diffraction lines can be indexed on the basis of monoclinic unit cells. Powder data indicated that RhP2 and IrP2 are isostructural. NiP2 and PdP2 are also isostructural, and appear to have face-centered unit cells.