A three dimensional organic-inorganic composite material constructed from cobalt-3,3'-bipyridyl networks linked through tetravanadate clusters: [{Co(3,3'-bpy)2}2V4O12]

Robert L. LaDuca Jr., Claudia Brodkin, Robert C. Finn, Jon A Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of CoCl2·6H2O, 3,3'-bipyridine and NaVO3 in water at 160°C for 48 h yields the three-dimensional bimetallic oxide [{Co(3,3'-bpy)2}2V4O12] (1). The structure of 1 consists of two-dimensional {Co(3,3'-bpy)2}(n)(2n+) networks, linked through cyclic tetranuclear {V4O12}4- clusters into a three-dimensional covalently linked assembly. Crystal data for C20H16CoN4O6V2 (1): monoclinic, P21/n, a = 9.9794(6), b = 16.129(1), c = 13.4190(8) Å, β = 93.039(1)°, V = 2156.9(2) Å3, Z = 4, D(calc) = 1.753 g/cm3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000



  • Bimetallic oxide
  • Composite material
  • Crystal structures
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Modular synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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