Nanoscale polyoxometalate-based inorganic/organic hybrids

Yu Fei Song, De Liang Long, Chris Ritchie, Leroy Cronin

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The latest advances in the area of polyoxometalate (POM)-based inorganic/organic hybrid materials prepared by self-assembly, covalent modification, and supramolecular interactions are presented. This Review is composed of five sections and documents the effect of organic cations on the formation of novel POMs, surfactant encapsulated POM-based hybrids, polymeric POM/organic hybrid materials, POMs-containing ionic crystals, and covalently functionalized POMs. In addition to their role in the charge-balancing, of anionic POMs, the crucial role of organic cations in the formation and functionalization of POM-based hybrid materials is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-171
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Record
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • inorganic/organic hybrids
  • modular materials
  • nano-fabrication
  • polyoxometalates
  • self-assembly

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