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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

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. doi:10.1039/b715826b

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 14, 2007
Online Publication Date Jan 16, 2008
Publication Date Feb 18, 2008
Publicly Available Date
Journal Journal of Materials Chemistry
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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