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Does a basic Manganese carbonate exist?
« on: December 19, 2023, 08:40:40 PM »

EDIT: Clarification, I know manganese carbonate and nickel carbonate are basic. To my understanding, "Basic nickel carbonate" is an industrially used material that is referring to an olated nickel carbonate with hydroxide ligand bridges between the metals.

I am investigating Nickel compounds and have generated basic nickel carbonate, Ni4CO3(OH)6(H2O)4, by reacting nickel sulfate, NiSO4(H2O)6,and sodium carbonate, Na2CO3. The question is asked because a gradual dopant of manganese sulfate is being introduced and I can't find evidence that a compound besides MnCO3 is possible to be generated.

There have been issues with the higher dopants not converting well into the final phase of nickel oxyhydroxide, NiOOH, and I am now wondering if the lack of a basic manganese carbonate, Mn4CO3(OH)6(H2O)4, is a factor.

Additionally on a related note to this, could potassium carbonate be used instead of sodium to possibly dope potassium ions into the crystal structure of the nickel carbonate produced?
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