Discovery of a new class of ion intercalation compounds is highly desirable due to its relevance to various electrochemical devices, such as batteries. Herein, we present a new iron-oxalato open framework, which showed reversible Na+ intercalation/extraction. The hydrothermally synthesized K4Na2[Fe(C2O4)2]3·2H2O possesses one-dimensional open channels in the oxalato-bridged network, providing ion accessibility up to two Na+ per the formula unit. The detailed studies on the structural and electronic states revealed that the framework exhibited a solid solution state almost entirely during Na+ intercalation/extraction associated with the reversible redox of Fe. The present work demonstrates possibilities of the oxalato frameworks as tunable and robust ion intercalation electrode materials for various device applications.
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