Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of a network oxide constructed from {Mo12O34(O3AsC 6H5)4}4- clusters and {Cu(terpy)}2+ subunits

Eric Burkholder, Jon A Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of MoO3, [Cu(CH3CO 2)2]·H2O, 2,2:6 ,2″-terpyridine (terpy), H2O 3AsC6H5, H2O and H 2SO4 yields aqua colored crystals of [{Cu(terpy)} 2Mo12O34(O3AsC6H 5)4]·2.25H2O (1·2.25H 2O). The two-dimensional structure of 1 is constructed from {Mo 12O34(O3AsC6H5) 4}4- clusters linked through {Cu(terpy)}2+ subunits. Each Cu(II) site exhibits {CuN3O2} coordination geometry and links two adjacent clusters. In turn, each cluster is associated with four Cu(II) sites through {Mo=O·Cu} interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 9 2004



  • Building block synthesis of oxide materials
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Molybdenum oxides
  • Molybdoarsonate clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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