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Decisive Interactions between the Heterocyclic Moiety and the Cluster Observed in Polyoxometalate-Surfactant Hybrid Crystals

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Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokai University, 4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka 259-1292, Japan
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Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Engineering, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan
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Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-23, Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
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Academic Editor: Habil. Mihai V. Putz
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(4), 8505-8516; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms16048505
Received: 22 December 2014 / Revised: 25 March 2015 / Accepted: 1 April 2015 / Published: 16 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemical Bond and Bonding 2015)
Inorganic-organic hybrid crystals were successfully obtained as single crystals by using polyoxotungstate anion and cationic dodecylpyridazinium (C12pda) and dodecylpyridinium (C12py) surfactants. The decatungstate (W10) anion was used as the inorganic component, and the crystal structures were compared. In the crystal comprising C12pda (C12pda-W10), the heterocyclic moiety directly interacted with W10, which contributed to a build-up of the crystal structure. On the other hand, the crystal consisting of C12py (C12py-W10) had similar crystal packing and molecular arrangement to those in the W10 crystal hybridized with other pyridinium surfactants. These results indicate the significance of the heterocyclic moiety of the surfactant to construct hybrid crystals with polyoxometalate anions. View Full-Text
Keywords: inorganic-organic; polyoxometalate; surfactant; heterocyclic; hybrid crystal inorganic-organic; polyoxometalate; surfactant; heterocyclic; hybrid crystal
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Otobe, S.; Fujioka, N.; Hirano, T.; Ishikawa, E.; Naruke, H.; Fujio, K.; Ito, T. Decisive Interactions between the Heterocyclic Moiety and the Cluster Observed in Polyoxometalate-Surfactant Hybrid Crystals. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 8505-8516.

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