Samuel Spillane, Rupali Sharma, Athanasios Zavras, Roger Mulder, C André Ohlin, Lars Goerigk, Richard A J O'Hair, Chris Ritchie
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.
January 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie