Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the one-dimensional bimetallic oxide [Cu(terpy)Mo2O7]

Eric Burkholder, N. Gabriel Armatas, Vladimir Golub, Charles J. O'Connor, Jon Zubieta

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The hydrothermal reaction of Cu(CH3CO2) 2·H2O, Na2MoO4 and terpyridine at 140 °C for 48 h yields [Cu(terpy)Mo2O7] (1), a bimetallic one-dimensional oxide. The structure consists of ruffled chains of edge- and corner-sharing {MoO5} square pyramids, decorated with {CuN3O2} '4+1' axially distorted square pyramids. The Cu(II) polyhedra are disposed so as to produce an alternating pattern of Cu-Cu distances across the {Mo2O2} rhombi of the chain of 6.25 and 6.82 Å. This structural feature is reflected in the magnetic properties which are characteristic of a dimer rather than a linear chain, consistent with an alternating antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3145-3151
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005


  • Alternating antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain
  • Copper molybdate
  • One-dimensional bimetallic oxide
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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