Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of a novel bimetallic polyoxocation, [Cu6(dtbbpy)6Mo7O26]2+ (dtbbpy = 4,4′-ditertbutyl-2,2′-biyridine)

Randy S. Rarig, Lindsey Bewley, Vladimir Golub, Charles J. O'Connor, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of CuSO4 · 5H2O, MoO3, 4,4′-ditertbutyl-2,2′-biyridine and H2O in the mole ratio 2:1.5:1:2500 yields [Cu6(dtbbpy)6Mo7O26] 2[Mo8O26] · 26H2O (1 · 26H2O). The structure of 1 · 26H2O consists of discrete α-[Mo8O26]4- anions and [Cu6(dtbbpy)6Mo7O26]2+ cations. The polyoxocation is constructed of an equatorial ring of three edge-sharing {MoO6} octahedra, capped on one face by a {Mo3Cu3O6} ring of corner-sharing molybdenum tetrahedra and copper square pyramids, and on the second face by a {Cu3MoO4} unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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