Mercury-containing transition-metal oxides: Its high-pressure synthesis and variety of Hg compounds

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High-pressure synthesis, crystal structure, and physical properties of mercury-containing transition-metal oxides were introduced from a viewpoint of coordination chemistry of mercury. It is interesting that mercury behaves not only as a cation (Hg2+) but also as a molecule anion (HgO2 2-) and metal cluster (Hgn). Since mercury is volatile, high-pressure synthesis is an essential technique to produce new mercury-containing compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalReview of High Pressure Science and Technology/Koatsuryoku No Kagaku To Gijutsu
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 18



  • Cubic anvil press
  • High-pressure synthesis
  • Mercury
  • Metal-insulator transition
  • Superconductivity
  • Transition-metal oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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