Synthesis, characterization and properties of a glycol-coordinated ε-Keggin-type Al13 chloride

Bin Gu, Chenglin Sun, James C. Fettinger, William H. Casey, Alla Dikhtiarenko, Jorge Gascon, Kamila Koichumanova, Karthick Babu Sai Sankar Gupta, Hero Jan Heeres, Songbo He

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Herein we present the first example of a glycol-coordinated ε-Keggin Al13 chloride (gl-ε-Al13), which is the first chelated version since discovery of Al13 in 1960. The molecular structure consists of [AlO4Al12(OH)12(OC2H4OH)12]Cl7·H2O units with chelating mono-anionic ethylene glycol units replacing one bridging and one terminal oxygen site.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4148-4151
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number33
StatePublished - 2018

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: S. He thanks financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21206161). WHC acknowledges financial support by the NSF Phase-3 CCI, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (NSF CHE-1606982). WHC and JCF thank the National Science Foundation (Grant CHE-1531193) for the dual-source X-ray diffractometer.


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