Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2012 / Article

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Volume 9 |Article ID 894261 | 6 pages |

Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Two New Dawson Sandwich Complexes: Na18[(NaOH)2(VO)2(P2W15O56)2].40H2O and Na18[(NaOH)2(VO)2(As2W15O56)2].27H2O

Received01 Nov 2011
Accepted07 Jan 2012


Reaction of the three vacant complex of a-[P2W15O56]12- and a-[As2W15O56]12- with divalent cation of VO2+ in 1:1 mole ratio yields a previously unknown sandwich-type Wells-Dawson complex; Na18[(NaOH)2(VO)2(P2W15O56)2].40H2O (represented as Na2(VO)2P4W30) and Na18[(NaOH)2(VO)2(As2W15O56)2].27H2O (represented as Na2(VO)2As4W30). These complexes contain anions in which two divalent VO2+ cations with two Na+ ions are symmetrically sandwiched between two α-[P2W15O56]12- or α-[As2W15O56]12- groups leading to a “lacunary” sandwich complex. The anion complexes are isolated as sodium salts and characterized by elemental analysis, TGA, IR, 31P NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy.

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