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Gas-phase reactivity of heterobinuclear oxometalate anions [CrMoO6(OR)](-), [CrWO6(OR)](-), and [MoWO6(OR)](-) (R = H, Bu-n)

T Waters, RAJ O'Hair, AG Wedd

Inorganic Chemistry | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Heterobinuclear oxometalate anions based upon [CrMoO7]2-, [CrWO7]2-, and [MoWO7]2- were generated and transferred to the gas phase by the electrospray process from acetonitrile solutions containing two of the salts (Bu4N)2[MO4] (M = Cr, Mo, W). Their reactivities were examined and compared with those of the related homobinuclear anions based upon [M2O7]2- (M = Cr, Mo, W). Particular emphasis was placed upon reactions relevant to gas-phase catalytic cycles described previously for oxidation of alcohols by [Mo2O6(OH)]- (Waters, T.; O'Hair, R. A. J.; Wedd, A. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 3384-3396). The protonated anions [MM'O6(OH)]- each reacted with methanol with loss of water to form [MM'..

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