Crystal Structure and Raman Spectroscopy of FeVMoO7 and CrVMoO7 with Mo=O Double Bonds

Xiandong Wang, Kevin R. Heier, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Single crystals of FeVMoO7 and CrVMoO7 were grown by a flux method from Fe2O3-V2O3-MoO3 and Cr2O3V2O5-MoO3 melts, respectively. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that FeVMoO7 and CrVMoO7 are isostructural, in which V5+ and Mo6+ ions in the [VMoO7]3- units are crystallographically distinct, and one type of oxygen is bonded only to molybdenum, forming a Mo=O double bond. These rare structural features were also studied by infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Raman Mo=O stretching frequencies are consistent with the assignments made in previous surface studies of molybdate catalysts. Crystal data for FeVMoO7: triclinic, space group P1̄ (No. 2), with a = 5.564(1) Å, b = 6.669(1) Å c = 7.909(1) Å, α = 97.65(1)°, β= 90.33(1)°, γ = 101.32(2)° and Z = 2. Crystal data for CrVMoO7: triclinic, space group P1̄ (No. 2), with a = 5.5273(9) Å, b = 6.582(1) Å, c = 7.8650(9) Å, α = 96.19(1)°, β= 89.87(1)°, γ = 102.01(1)°, and Z = 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3252-3256
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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