Vanadium oxide

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Vanadium oxide may refer to:

In addition to these principal oxides of vanadium, various other distinct phases exist:

  • Phases with the general formula VnO2n+1 exist between V2O5 and VO2. Examples of these phases include V3O7, V4O9 and V6O13.[1]
  • Phases with the general formula VnO2n−1 exist between VO2 and V2O3.[1] Called Magnéli phases for Arne Magnéli,[2] they are examples of crystallographic shear compounds based on the rutile structure.[1] Examples of Magnéli phases include V4O7, V5O9, V6O11, V7O13 and V8O15.

Many vanadium-oxygen phases are non-stoichiometric.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Wells, A. F. (1984), Structural Inorganic Chemistry (5th ed.), Oxford: Clarendon Press, ISBN 0-19-855370-6 
  2. ^ a b Greenwood, Norman N.; Earnshaw, Alan (1997). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 0-08-037941-9.