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Materials 2010, 3(1), 158-164; doi:10.3390/ma3010158

Controllable Layered Structures in Polyoxomolybdate-Surfactant Hybrid Crystals

1,2,*  and 1,3,*
1 Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, R1-21, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midoriku, Yokohama 226–8503, Japan 2 Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka 259–1292, Japan 3 (Inc.) MO Device, 2-14-10 Kanaiwa-higashi, Kanazawa 920–0335, Japan
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2009 / Revised: 23 December 2009 / Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 6 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials)
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Inorganic-organic hybrid crystals containing α-octamolybdate (Mo8) or hexamolybdate (Mo6) were isolated by using hexadecyltrimethylammonium (C16) surfactant. The packing mode of the inorganic layers depended on a difference in the polyoxomolybdate molecular structure. The structure for both crystals consisted of alternate stacking of C16 organic bilayers and polyoxomolybdate inorganic layers with a periodicity of 24.4–24.6 Å. However, the C16-Mo8 crystals contained Mo8 monolayers, while the C16-Mo6 crystals contained Mo6 bilayers. These lattice structures for the polyoxometalate/organic hybrid will be designed by the molecular structures of polyoxometalate.
Keywords: inorganic-organic hybrid crystal; polyoxometalate; surfactant inorganic-organic hybrid crystal; polyoxometalate; surfactant
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  • Supplementary File 1:

    Mo8.cif (CIF, 23 KB)

    CIF compound 1, C16, Mo8

  • Supplementary File 2:

    Mo6.cif (CIF, 40 KB)

    CIF compound 2, C16, Mo6

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Ito, T.; Yamase, T. Controllable Layered Structures in Polyoxomolybdate-Surfactant Hybrid Crystals. Materials 2010, 3, 158-164.

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