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Synthesis and characterization of nanoporous phospho-tungstate organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Rao, Katabathini Narasimha; Dingwall, Lee D.; Gai, Pratibha L.; Lee, Adam F.; Tavener, Stewart J.; Young, Nigel A.; Wilson, Karen


Katabathini Narasimha Rao

Lee D. Dingwall

Pratibha L. Gai

Adam F. Lee

Stewart J. Tavener

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Dr Nigel Young
Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies/ Deputy Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry/ Industrial Placements Coordinator

Karen Wilson


Nanoporous phospho-tungstate organic-inorganic hybrid materials have been synthesized from sodium tungstate and mono-n-dodecyl phosphate (MDP), which was used as both surfactant and phosphorus precursor. These hybrid materials were thoroughly characterized by N 2 adsorption, elemental analysis, powder XRD, FTIR, Raman, TG, TEM and XPS and possess lamellar structures with interlayer spacings of 3.2 nm. A plausible method for formation of hybrid materials comprised of lacunary Keggin anions and micelles of surfactants is proposed. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2008.


Rao, K. N., Dingwall, L. D., Gai, P. L., Lee, A. F., Tavener, S. J., Young, N. A., & Wilson, K. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of nanoporous phospho-tungstate organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(8), 868-874.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 14, 2007
Online Publication Date Jan 16, 2008
Publication Date Feb 18, 2008
Print ISSN 0959-9428
Electronic ISSN 1364-5501
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 8
Pages 868-874
Keywords Materials Chemistry; General Chemistry
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