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    • Keywords


      Heptamolybdate; Hexamethylenetetramine; 𝜇2-bridging bidentate ligand; Photocatalysis; Cyclic voltammogram.

    • Abstract


      The synthesis, crystal structure, redox characteristics and photochemistry of a new heptamolyb-date supported magnesium-aqua coordination complex viz. (hmtH)2 [{Mg(H2O)5}2 {Mo7O24}]·3H2O 1 (hmt = hexamethylenetetramine) is reported. The cyclic voltammogram reveals quasireversible redox behaviour while the degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) by 1 under sunlight irradiation indicates its photocatalytic activity. In the crystal structure of 1, two [Mg(H2O)5]2+ units are linked by a 𝜇2-bridging bidentate hepta-molybdate ligand resulting in a heptamolybdate supported magnesium-aqua coordinated dianionic complex [{Mg(H2O)5}2 {Mo7O24}]2− charge balanced by two (hmtH)+ cations. The cations, anions and the lattice water molecules are linked by several hydrogen bonding interactions.

    • Author Affiliations


      Savita S Khandolkar1 Pallepogu Raghavaiah2 Bikshandarkoil R Srinivasan1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa 403 206, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar - 470003 (M.P.), India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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