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Microwave assisted crystal growth of a new organic-decavanadate assembly: [V10O27(OH)] · 2(C6N2H14) · (C6N2H13) · (C6N2H12) · 2H2O

Yotnoi, Bunlawee; Yimklan, Saranphong; Prior, Timothy J.; Rujiwatra, Apinpus


Bunlawee Yotnoi

Saranphong Yimklan

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Dr Tim Prior
Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Apinpus Rujiwatra


Microwave synthesis was used to grow single crystals of a new organic-inorganic supramolecular assembly, [V10O27(OH)]·2(C6N2H14)·(C6N2H13)·(C6N2H12)·2H2O, in a very short time compared to the conventional solution technique. In order to generate crystals suitable for single crystal experiments, an equimolar mixture of reactants and a few hours of microwave heating are required. Although non-merohedral twinning is an inherent problem, the crystal structure can be solved and refined in the orthorhombic space group Pna2 (1) with a = 20.972(4) , b = 10.3380(14) , c = 20.432(3) , Z = 4, with an excellent result, R(F2) = 0.0431. The assembly is hydrogen bond-assisted and built up of the monoprotonated decavanadate and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane of various degrees of protonation. The number and location of protons on both the inorganic and organic motifs govern the formation of the extensive hydrogen bonding network, which in turn regulates the assembly architecture.


Yotnoi, B., Yimklan, S., Prior, T. J., & Rujiwatra, A. (2009). Microwave assisted crystal growth of a new organic-decavanadate assembly: [V10O27(OH)] · 2(C6N2H14) · (C6N2H13) · (C6N2H12) · 2H2O. Journal of inorganic and organometallic polymers and materials, 19(3), 306-313.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 14, 2009
Online Publication Date Apr 14, 2009
Publication Date 2009-09
Print ISSN 1574-1443
Electronic ISSN 1574-1451
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 3
Pages 306-313
Keywords Materials Chemistry; Polymers and Plastics
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