Organic-inorganic hybrid materials: Ligand influences on the structural chemistry of copper-vanadates

Paul Deburgomaster, Jon Zubieta

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Hydrothermal reactions were used in the preparation of a series of bimetallic organic-inorganic hybrid materials of the M(II)/VxO y/organonitrogen ligand class. Compound 1, [{Cu2(bpa) 2(C2O4)}2V4O 12]·H2O, is molecular, while [{Cu(terpy)} 2V6O17] (2), [Cu2(bpyrm)V 4O12] (4) and [{Cu(phen)(H2O) 2}VOF4(H2O)]·2H2O (5) are two-dimensional, three-dimensional and one-dimensional, respectively (bpa = 2,2′-bipyridylamine; terpy = 2,2′:6,2″-terpyridine; bpyrm = 2,2′-bipyrimidine; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline). In contrast to the 2-D structure of 2, the Ni(II) analogue [{Ni(terpy)}2V4O 12]·2H2O (3) is one-dimensional. The {V 4O12}4- cluster is a building block of structures 1, 3, and 4 while 2 is constructed from {V6O 17}4- rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2912-2919
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number12
StatePublished - Oct 15 2010


  • Copper-vanadates
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Organonitrogen ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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