Non-aqueous microwave-assisted syntheses of deca- and hexa-molybdovanadates

Samuel Spillane, Rupali Sharma, Athanasios Zavras, Roger Mulder, Andy Ohlin, Lars Goerigk, Richard A J O'Hair, Chris Ritchie

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We report a new approach for the synthesis of heterohexa- and heterodecametalates via the use of non-aqueous, microwave-assisted reaction conditions. The two novel molybdovanadates have been isolated and characterized in the solid and solution states using single-crystal X-ray diffraction, FT-IR, UV/Vis, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and ESI-MS. The relative stabilities of the possible structural isomers were probed using dispersion-corrected DFT calculations for both polyoxometalate systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8568-8572
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2017


  • Microwave chemistry
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Solution dynamics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Structural reorganization

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