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Materials 2010, 3(1), 150-157; doi:10.3390/ma3010150

Syntheses and a Solid State Structure of a Dinuclear Molybdenum(V) Complex with Pyridine

1,*  and 2
1 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia 2 Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, NY 13244, USA
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Received: 4 December 2009 / Revised: 29 December 2009 / Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 4 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyoxometalate Compounds)
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A mononuclear complex [MoOCl4(H2O)] readily forms a metal−metal bonded {Mo2O4}2+ core. A high content of pyridine in the reaction mixture prevents further aggregation of dinuclear cores into larger clusters and a neutral, dinuclear complex with the [Mo2O4Cl2(Py)4] composition is isolated as a product. Solid state structures of two compounds containing this complex, [Mo2O4Cl2(Py)4]·2.25Py (1) and [Mo2O4Cl2(Py)4]·1.5PyHCl (2), were investigated by X-ray crystallography.
Keywords: polyoxomolybdates; metal−metal bonded {Mo2O4}2+ core; molybdenum(V) polyoxomolybdates; metal−metal bonded {Mo2O4}2+ core; molybdenum(V)
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Modec, B.; Zubieta, J. Syntheses and a Solid State Structure of a Dinuclear Molybdenum(V) Complex with Pyridine. Materials 2010, 3, 150-157.

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