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Assembly of titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features

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Abstract

Two titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features are presented: a monotitanium containing tungstoantimonate Na13H3[TiO(SbW9O33)2]·33 H2O featuring a {Ti[double bond, length as m-dash]O}2+ moiety (1) and a hexatitanium containing tungstoarsenate K6[Ti4(H2O)10(AsTiW8O33)2]·30 H2O containing a {Ti4(H2O)10}16+ moiety (2). Both compounds have been fully characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, IR and TGA. 1 is constructed from two α-B-{SbIIIW9O33} fragments linked by five sodium cations and an unprecedented square pyramidal Ti(O)O4 group with a terminal Ti[double bond, length as m-dash]O bond, and 2 exhibits a Krebs-type structure composed of two {AsTiW8O33} fragments, where one W(VI) centre has been substituted for a Ti(IV) centre in each, fused together via a belt of four additional Ti(IV) centres. This system represents the tungsten Ti-incorporated polyoxoanion with one of the highest Ti : W ratios so far reported. Additionally, 2 could also be isolated as an n-tetrabutylammonium salt and has been further characterised by electrochemistry and electrospray ionisation (ESI) MS studies. Due to the unique nature of these systems, both have been fully investigated using DFT calculations yielding highly interesting results. Structure 1 has been optimised with five sodium atoms in the belt position, which in addition to reducing the high charge of the cluster influence a stabilisation of the antimony lone pairs. Electrostatic potential calculations highlight the high electronegativity of the terminal oxygen on the titanium centre, enhancing real potentiality as a reactive site for catalysis.

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2010, accepted on 15 Oct 2010 and first published on 05 Nov 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01327G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 11599-11604
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    Assembly of titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features

    T. McGlone, L. Vilà-Nadal, H. N. Miras, D. Long, J. M. Poblet and L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 11599
    DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01327G

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