An EPR spectrum of as synthesized [G.A. Tsigdinos, C.J. Hallada, Inorg. Chem. 7 (1968) 437-441], orange colored, H5PV2Mo10O40 polyoxometalate showed the presence of a reduced vanadium(IV) addenda atom. Surprisingly, further 31P ENDOR (electron-nuclear double resonance) measurements indicated the absence of a phosphorous heteroatom leading to the suggestion that H5VVVIVMo11O40 exists as a previously unrecognized impurity in the typically synthesized H5PV2Mo10O40 compound. H5/4PVVO4VIV/VMo11O36 was then synthesized in low yield (0.8 mol%) by omitting the addition of phosphate in a typical H5PV2Mo10O40 preparation. The molecular formulation and structure was supported by X-ray crystallography, infrared and mass spectrometry. Further use of EPR/ENDOR/ESEEM (electron-spin echo envelope modulation) allowed the formulation of [VVVIVMo11O40]5- as [VVO4VIVMo11O36]5-. Accordingly, the polyoxometalate has a multiscripts(VO, 4, mml:none(), mml:none(), 3 -) heteroatom core with 11 molybdenum addenda and one VO2+ moiety at the polyoxometalate surface. The redox potential and the catalytic activity of the new vanadomolybdate polyoxometalate compound were essentially identical to the often-studied H5PV2Mo10O40 polyoxometalate isomeric mixture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry