Reversible redox reactions in an extended polyoxometalate framework solid

Chris Ritchie, Carsten Streb, Johannes Thiel, Scott G. Mitchell, Haralampos N. Miras, De Liang Long, Thomas Boyd, Robert D. Peacock, Thomas McGlone, Leroy Cronin

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(Figure Presented) Back and forth: A concerted reversible redox reaction occurs in a pure metal oxide extended polyoxometalate framework when the accessible pockets are filled with a suitable redox agent (see picture). Direct control over the framework properties is demonstrated by repeated reversible switching between an expanded and a contracted structure. Successive recrystallizations from hot water repeatedly destroys and regenerates the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6881-6884
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster compounds
  • Framework materials
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Redox chemistry
  • Self-assembly

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