A bimetallic oxide framework, [{Cu(bpy)}2Mo4O10(O3PCH2C6H4CH2PO3)2], constructed from novel {Mo4 O10 (O3 PR)4}n4 n - chains

Stephanie Jones, Hongxue Liu, Katherine Schmidtke, Charles C. O'Connor, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of Cu(CH3CO2)2·H2O, MoO3, 2,2′-bipyridine (bpy), and p-xylene diphosphonic acid in the presence of HF provided blue crystals of the bimetallic oxide phase [{Cu(bpy)}2Mo4O10(O3PCH2C6H4CH2PO3)2] (1). The three-dimensional structure of 1 is constructed from {Mo4 O10 (O3 PR)4}n4 n - chains, decorated with {Cu(bpy)}2+ subunits and linked through the p-xylyl tether of the diphosphonate ligand. The molybdate building block within the chain is a tetranuclear {Mo4O10(O3P)8} cluster of edge- and corner-sharing {MoO6} octahedra. Each phosphomolybdate chain is linked to four adjacent chains to generate the three-dimensional connectivity. Crystal data: C18H16CuMo2N2O11P2, fw = 753.69: monoclinic P21/c, a = 7.9719(8) Å, b = 14.0392(14) Å, c = 21.274(2) Å, β = 94.585(3)°, V = 2373.3(4) Å3, Z = 4, Dcalc = 2.109 g cm-3, R1 = 0.0610.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Bimetallic oxide
  • Copper-molybdophosphonate material
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid material
  • X-ray structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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