Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of organically templated zinc vanadium phosphates: [Zn(2,2′-bipyridine)(VO2)(PO4)], [Zn(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine)-(VO2)(PO 4)], and [Zn(1,10-phenanthroline)(ZnVO)(PO4)2]

Robert C. Finn, Jon A Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reactions of zinc oxide, phosphoric acid, sodium orthovanadate, and the appropriate polyimine ligand at 200°C for 95, 68, and 42.5 h, respectively, have yielded three novel compounds, [Zn(bpy)(VO2)(PO4)] (1), [Zn(terpy)(VO2)(PO4)] (2), and [Zn(o-phen)(ZnVO)(PO4)2] (3). Compounds 1 and 2 are both one-dimensional chains with discreet {V2P2O4} rings linked through zinc organoimine components. Compound 3 exhibits unusual {V2P4O18} subunits which are bound through fully bridging zinc tetrahedra to form a two-dimensional sheet. The sheet is further surface decorated by {Zn(o-phen)}2+ moieties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-861
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002


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