Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of the trimolybdate, (H3NCH2CH2NH3) Mo3O10

M. Ishaque Khan, Qin Chen, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of Na2MoO4·2H2O, MoO3, H2NCH2CH2NH2·2HCl and H2O in the mole ratio 6:6:10:300 at 160 °C under autogenous pressure yields colorless needles of (H3NCH2CH2NH3)Mo3O10 (1). The structure of 1 consists of distorted {MoO6} octahedra linked through face-, edge- and corner-sharing interactions into infinite chains. The ethylenediamminium cations occupy the channels between these chains. Crystal data: monoclinic space group P21/n, a=8.083(2), b=14.465(2), c=8.919(2) Å, β=98.19(1)°, V=1032.2(7) Å3, Z=4, Dcalc=3.28 g cm-3; structure solution and refinement based on 2856 reflections converged at R=0.0191.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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