Octamolybdate subunits as building blocks in the hydrothermal synthesis of organically templated mixed metal oxides (see abstract)

Randy S. Rarig, Jon A Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reactions of MoO3, an appropriate Cu(II) source, and a dipodal nitrogen donor ligand yielded a series of bimetallic oxides [Cu2Mo4O13(3,3′-bipy)2] ·H2O(1·H2O), [CuMo4O13(Hdipyreth)] (2), and [Cu(dpp)]2[Cu2(α-Mo8O26) (dpp)2]·2H2O (3·2H2O). (3,3′-bipy = 3,3′-bipyridine; dipyreth = 1,2-bis(2-pyridyl)ethylene; dpp = 4,4′-trimethylenedipyridine). The materials 1· H2O and 2 are constructed from octamolybdate clusters linked through copper-ligand subunits, while 3·2H2O exhibits fused octamolybdate building blocks in a two-dimensional molybdate chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-188
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003



  • Hydrothermal reactions
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Mixed metal oxides
  • Octamolybdate subunits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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