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Inorganics 2015, 3(2), 82-100;

A Heteroaromatically Functionalized Hexamolybdate

School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010, Australia
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Academic Editors: Greta Ricarda Patzke and Pierre-Emmanuel Car
Received: 14 April 2015 / Revised: 27 April 2015 / Accepted: 28 April 2015 / Published: 8 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyoxometalates)
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A new heteroaromatic thiophene containing organoimido functionalized hexamolybdate has been synthesized and characterized in both solid form and solution. Structural analysis shows successful introduction of the organoimido ligand through replacement of one terminal oxo site on [Mo6O19]2− to yield the singly functionalized hexamolybdate. Spectroscopic and theoretical analysis indicates charge transfer between the inorganic and organic components, with a significantly red-shifted lowest lying transition of 399 nm vs. the parent Lindqvist ion of 325 nm. Additional characterization includes, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), infrared (IR), cyclic voltammetry (CV), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyoxometalate; organoimido; dehydration; thiophene polyoxometalate; organoimido; dehydration; thiophene

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Healey, M.R.; Best, S.P.; Goerigk, L.; Ritchie, C. A Heteroaromatically Functionalized Hexamolybdate. Inorganics 2015, 3, 82-100.

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