VP1 is Molybdenum Carbide MAX Phase-like structured and crystallizes in the hexagonal P6_3/mmc space group. The structure is three-dimensional. V3+ is bonded to six equivalent P3- atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing VP6 pentagonal pyramids. All V–P bond lengths are 2.41 Å. P3- is bonded to six equivalent V3+ atoms to form a mixture of corner, edge, and face-sharing PV6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedral tilt angles are 47°.