Hydrothermal synthesis and structure of a two-dimensional bimetallic copper-molybdophosphonate, [{Cu4(H2O)2(phenbisterpy)2(H O3P(CH2)4PO3H)} (Mo4FO12)2{O3P(CH2) 4PO3}]·4H2O, constructed from {Mo4FO

Stephanie Jones, Hongxue Liu, Wayne Ouellette, Katherine Schmidtke, Charles J. O'Connor, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of Cu(CH3CO2)2·H2O, MoO3, 1,4-bis(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridin-4′-yl)benzene (phenbisterpy), 1,4-butylenediphosphonic acid and HF yielded green crystals of [{Cu4(H2O)2(phenbisterpy)2(H O3P(CH2)4PO3H)} (Mo4FO12)2{O3P(CH2) 4PO3}]·4H2O (1·4H2O). The structure of 1·4H2O is two-dimensional, with the network constructed from {Cu4 (H2 O)2 (phenbisterpy)2 (HO3 P (CH2)4 PO3 H)}n 6n+ chains and [(Mo4FO12)2{O3P (CH2)4PO3}]6- clusters. The latter building block contains two tetranuclear clusters of face- and edge-sharing {MoO5F} octahedra, linked through the diphosphonate ligand. The oxyfluoromolybdate cluster {Mo4FO12}- is structurally distinct from the few examples of tetranuclear {Mo4O12Fx}n- clusters, {Mo4O12F2}2- and {Mo4O12F3}3-.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Bimetallic oxides
  • Copper molybdate
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Oxyfluoromolybdates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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