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“Pinwheel” subunit-directed polyoxometalate-based hybrid compound [Cu(bimb)2]2[β-Mo8O26] with both helixes and chiral layers

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A new polyoxometalate-based hybrid compound, [Cu(bimb)2]2[β-Mo8O26] (1) (bimb = 1,3-bis(1-imidazoly)benzene), has been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, IR spectrum, elemental analyses and powder X-ray diffraction. Structural analysis revealed that the structure of 1 consists of a pair of chiral “pinwheel” subunits, and that such “pinwheel” subunits direct the formation of enantiomorphous chiral layers, in which the left- and right-handed helical chains are arranged regularly along the [001] direction. To the best of our knowledge, compound 1 represents the first example of an octamolybdate-based compound with both chiral and helical structural features. In addition, a photocatalytic experiment indicated that the title compound presents good degradation activity and may be a potential photocatalyst to decompose the methylene blue dye.

Graphical abstract: “Pinwheel” subunit-directed polyoxometalate-based hybrid compound [Cu(bimb)2]2[β-Mo8O26] with both helixes and chiral layers

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Submitted
12 Nov 2015
Accepted
19 Jan 2016
First published
19 Jan 2016

New J. Chem., 2016,40, 2944-2948
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“Pinwheel” subunit-directed polyoxometalate-based hybrid compound [Cu(bimb)2]2[β-Mo8O26] with both helixes and chiral layers

W. Sun, J. Yu, H. Pang, H. Ma and C. Zhao, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 2944
DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ03183D

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