• T Duraisamy

Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences

• Influence of organic cations on the crystal packing of decavanadate containing solids

• Crystallization of organically templated phosphomolybdate cluster-based solids from aqueous solution

The paper reports the synthesis and structural characterization of several organic-inorganic solids involving phosphomolybdate clusters. The Strandberg-type {P2Mo$^{\text{VI}}_5$O23} and the lower-valent {P4Mo$^V_6$O31} cluster based solids were isolated in the presence of $en$ (ethylenediamine) by controlling pH of the reaction medium. The lower-valent cluster invariably requires the presence of a suitable metal cation for further stabilization. A detailed investigation of the system was carried out where three different weak acids viz. oxalic acid, succinic acid and glycine were used in the entire pH range (1-12). Our results establish that the organic amine ($en$) is alone capable of reducing the molybdenum core in the absence of an organic acid at a suitable pH. Hence, pH of the reaction medium combined with suitable temperature favours the formation of lower-valent phosphomolybdate cluster. Higher pH favours the precipitation of a new sodium hydrogen phosphate.

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Volume 134, 2022
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Posted on July 25, 2019