Hybrid polyoxometalate

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Trapping {BW12}2 tungstoborateKorenev and colleagues present a new hybrid polyoxometalate in this HOT Dalton Transactions Communication. 

The search is on to enhance the structural diversity of POMs and one approach to this is to “hybridise” — a POM structure can be designed to also include a stable polynuclear unit. Several POM structures containing oxothiocations have been synthesised with this in mind, yielding structures with both hard and soft coordination centres.

Korenev and team have used this approach to synthesis a unique architecture that consists of two tungstoborate subunits which are linked with a hexamolybdate “handle” (shown in pink).

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Trapping {BW12}2 tungstoborate: synthesis and crystal structure of hybrid [{(H2BW12O42)2O}{Mo6O6S6(OH)4(H2O)2}]14− anion
V. S. Korenev, P. A. Abramov, C. Vicent, D. A. Mainichev, S. Floquet, E. Cadot, M. N. Sokolov and V. P. Fedin
Dalton Trans., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31512B, Communication

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