Solid state coordination chemistry: The hydrothermal synthesis and structure of a bimetallic oxide incorporating 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine (terpy), [{VO(terpy)}MoO4]

Robert C. Finn, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of MoO3, Na3VO4, 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine (terpy) and H2O in the mole ratio 1.53:1.00:1.30:1460 at pH 3 yields red crystals of [{VO(terpy)}MoO4] (1) in 55% yield. The structure of 1 is a one-dimensional chain of {VO(terpy)}2+ units bridged in the characteristic O,O′-mode by {MoO4}2- tetrahedra. Crystal data: C15H11N3O5MoV, orthorhombic, P212121, a=26.145(1) Å, b=6.7607(4) Å, c=9.2496(5) Å, V=1634.9(2) Å3, Z=2, Dcalc=1.869 gcm-3; structure solution and refinement converged at R1=0.0335 and wR2=0.0735.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 17 2002



  • Bimetallic oxide
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Solid state coordination chemistry
  • Vanadomolybdate structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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