The bismuth(III) oxophosphate Bi3(PO4)O3 was obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. The unit cell has a = 5.6840(6) Å, b = 7.0334(7) Å, c = 9.1578(9) Å, α = 78.958(2)°, β = 77.858(2)°, γ = 68.992(2)°, V = 331.41(6) Å3, space group P1̅, and Z = 2. The crystal chemical formula that reflects the presence of oxo-centered tetrahedra and triangles is 2DOIIIOIV2Bi3. The crystal structure contains [O3Bi3]3+∞∞-heteropolyhedral corrugated layers parallel to (001), which alternate along  with isolated (PO4) tetrahedra. The structural complexity parameters are v = 22 atoms, IG = 3.459 bits/atoms, and IG,total = 76.107 bits/unit cell, and thus Bi3(PO4)O3 is the simplest pure bismuth(III) oxophosphate.
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