Polyoxomolybdate-hydrocarbon interactions. Synthesis and structure of [(n-C4H9)4N][Mo2O5(C8H13O5)]· 0.5(C2H5)2O, from the reaction of 3-hydroxy-2-butanone with [(n-C4H9)4N]2[Mo2O7]

Shuncheng Liu, Jon A Zubieta

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Reaction of [(n-C4H9)4N]2[Mo2O7] with 3-hydroxy-2-butanone (acetoin) in methanol yields [(n-C4H9)4N][Mo2O5 (C8H13O5)]·0.5(C2H5)2O, a complex with the [Mo2O5]2+ core and a coordinated 2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy- 2,3,4,5-tetramethylfuranose ring, formed by Aldol condensation and oxidation of acetoin groups. Crystal data: triclinic space group P1, a = 11.824(2), b = 12.033(2), c = 12.677(3) Å, α = 83.65(1), β = 71.30(1), γ = 88.71(1)°, V = 1698.0(6) Å3, Z = 2, Dcalc = 1.37 g cm-3; 3826 reflections to give R = 0.0588.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1213-1215
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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

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