Journal article

Targeted synthesis of a polypyridyl polyoxometalate coordination complex using microwave-assisted reaction conditions

Jingjing Xu, Robert W Gable, Chris Ritchie

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY | INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this article, we build upon our recent efforts that have focused on demonstrating the value of microwave-assisted synthesis in polyoxometalate (POM) chemistry. Herein, we report for the first time a microwave-assisted approach that enabled the facile preparation and crystallization of a large POM-containing coordination complex. The judicious selection and reaction of a sparingly water-soluble transition-metal-substituted polyanion (TMSP) salt with the tritopic ligand 2,4,6-tris(4-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine (TPT) in a mixed solvent system under moderately forcing conditions yields Ba9[(BIIIWVI11O39CoIII)3(C18H12N6)]·38H2O in moderate yield. Crystallographic analysis reveals significant inter..

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