Incorporation of Vanadium and Molybdenum into Yttrium-Arsenotungstates Supported by Amino Acid Ligands

Fateme Akhlaghi Bagherjeri, Chris Ritchie, Robert W. Gable, Gary Bryant, Colette Boskovic

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The preference for incorporation of molybdenum over tungsten into specific sites of a family of yttrium-arsenotungstates with amino acid ligands prompted exploration of the incorporation of other metals, affording three new vanadium-containing (V/W and V/Mo/W) analogues: K2(GlyH)10[As4(V2W2)W44Y4O160(Gly)8(H2O)12]·11Gly (1), (MBAH)9(L-NleH)3[As4(V2W2)W44Y4O160(L-Nle)8(H2O)12] (2), and (MBAH)9(L-NleH)3[As4(V2W2)Mo2W42Y4O160(L-Nle)8(H2O)12] (3) (Gly = glycine and L-Nle = l-norleucine, MBAH = 4-methylbenzylammonium). These hybrid polyoxometalates all possess a tetrametallic oxo-bridged {VIV2WVI2} central core surrounded by an amino acid-ligated cyclic metal-oxo framework. X-Ray photoelectron, UV-visible reflectance, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, together with metal analysis, confirm the incorporation of vanadium into the polyoxometalates, while single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis supports the location of the vanadium atoms in the central core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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