A fe(bipy)2 unit fused to a Keggin polyoxotungstate anion

Jingli Xie, Ryan Gilbert-Wilson, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith Murray, Anthony Wedd

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Two new hybrid materials [Fe(bipy)(3)](3)[ZnW12O39(OH)Fe(bipy)(2)(H2O)](2) and [Fe(bipy)(3)](2)[CoW12O40] were obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. They contain [Fe(bipy)(3)](n+) (bipy=2,2 -bipyridyl; n = 2 or 3) cations and Keggin-type polyoxotungstate anions. Both have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, H-1-NMR spectrometry, and single crystal X-ray crystallography. The anion in the former salt features [Fe-II(bipy)(2)(OH2)](2+) units covalently bound via a W=O-Fe bridge to the protonated anion [ZnW12O39(OH)](5-). The latter salt contains discrete [CoW12O40](6-) anions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252 - 256
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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