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Novel fully reduced phosphomolybdates for highly efficient removal of inorganic hexavalent chromium and the organic dye methylene blue

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New Na-bridged phosphomolybdates (H2en)12[{Na0.8K0.2(H2O)}2{Na[Mo6O12(OH)3(HPO4)2(PO4)2]2}2]·7H2O (1), (H2bpp)2[{Sr2(H2O)4}{Na3(H2O)10}{Na[Mo6O12(OH)3(HPO4)3(PO4)]2}]·2H2O (2), and (H2bpp)6 [{Ca2(H2O)4}{Na2(H2O)4}{Na[Mo6O12(OH)3(HPO4)3(PO4)]2}2] (3) (en = ethylenediamine, bpp = 1,3-bi(4-pyridyl)propane), were synthesized by a hydrothermal method and characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the three hybrids were composed of fully reduced ‘hourglass-shaped’ {Na[PV4MoV6X31]2}n (X = O/OH) clusters and N-containing organic cations. The electrochemical measurements showed that this kind of highly negatively charged metal–oxygen cluster in crystals 1–3 has the ideal behaviour of reversible electron gain or loss, which is related to the function of electron transfer catalysts in oxidation reduction reactions. Experimental results indicated that they were active as heterogeneous crystal catalysts in the catalytic reduction of inorganic hexavalent chromium with formic acid as reductant, and also had a significant catalytic effect on the photodegradation of the organic dye methylene blue under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Novel fully reduced phosphomolybdates for highly efficient removal of inorganic hexavalent chromium and the organic dye methylene blue

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The article was received on 09 Aug 2018, accepted on 27 Sep 2018 and first published on 27 Sep 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03250E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
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    Novel fully reduced phosphomolybdates for highly efficient removal of inorganic hexavalent chromium and the organic dye methylene blue

    X. Tian, L. Hou, J. Wang, X. Xin, H. Zhang, Y. Ma, Y. Wang, L. Zhang and Z. Han, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03250E

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