The solvatothermal synthesis and the crystal structure of polymeric N-methylpyridinium octamolybdate(VI), (Me-NC5H5)4n[Mo8 O26]n

Barbara Modec, Jurij V. Brenčič, Jon Zubieta

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The reaction of (PyH)2[MoOCl5] with pyridine and methanol in the presence of CoCl2·6H2O and H2C2O4·2H2O at 130 °C under solvatothermal conditions afforded (Me-NC5H5)4n[Mo8 O26]n 1. The structure consists of infinite molybdenum oxide chains bearing a negative charge and N-methylpyridinium cations. Eight {MoO6} octahedra are arranged in an edge-sharing manner to form compact octamolybdate subunits which are connected through pairs of Mo-O-Mo bridges into extended one-dimensional arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-512
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003



  • Crystal structure
  • Octamolybdate
  • Polymeric structures
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Solvatothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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