A novel polyoxometalate chain formed from heteropolyanion building blocks and rare earth metal ion linkers: [La(H2O)(7)Al(OH)(6)Mo6O18](n)center dot 4nH(2)O

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The structure of the complex [La(H2O)(7)Al(OH)(6)Mo6O18](n). 4nH(2)O is the first example of a 1D extended chain in which an Anderson type heteropolyanion is linked by rare earth metal ions in zig-zag chains that arrange "head to tail" in the structure; furthermore the chains are themselves linked into an extensive three-dimensional hydrogen bonded network.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3781-3782
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002