A new borophosphate compound with the composition (NH4)χ Mn((3−χ)/2)(H2O)2 [BP2O8]·(1−x)H2O was prepared under mild hydrothermal conditions and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) methods. The title compound was synthesized from MnCl2·2H2O, H3BO3, and (NH4)2HPO4 with variable molar ratios by heating at 180 °C for 7 days in an autoclave. The X-ray diffraction data of the water insoluble polycrystalline powder was indexed using the TREOR program in hexagonal system with the unit cell parameters of a = 9.5104, c = 15.7108 Å, Z = 6 and the space group P65 (No.176). (NH4)χ Mn((3−χ)/2)(H2O)2 [BP2O8]·(1−x)H2O is isostructural with (NH4)χ M ((3−χ)2)/II (H2O)2 [BP2O8]·(1−x)H2O (MII = Co, Cd, Mg; x = 0.5–1). Its unit cell parameters and hkl values were in good agreement with the other isostructural compounds. This is the first report presenting both the synthetic details and the indexed X-ray powder diffraction pattern of this compound along with the characterization by FTIR, thermal gravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and EPR. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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