Synthesis and structure of a high-nuclearity oxomolybdenum(V) complex, [Mo12O28 (OC2H5)4 (C6H7N)8]

Barbara Modec, Jurij V. Brenčič, Jon Zubieta, Pamela J. Hagrman

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(PyH)[MoOBr4(H2O)] · 2/3PyHBr (PyH+ = pyridinium cation, C5H5NH+) yielded upon the solvothermal reaction with ethanol and 4-methylpyridine (4-MePy, C6H7N) a novel oxoethoxomolybdenum(V) cluster, [Mo12O28 (OC2H5)4(4-MePY)8] 1. Molybdenum atoms are grouped into six Mo2v pairs linked by single metal-metal bonds. Three crystallographically independent Mo-Mo distances are 2.5578(14), 2.5981(14) and 2.6489(16) Å.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001


  • Alkoxo complexes
  • Clusters
  • Crystal structure
  • Polyoxomolybdates
  • Pyridine complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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