Probing the vanadyl and molybdenyl bonds in complex vanadomolybdate structures

Jared P. Smit, Hacksung Kim, Jason D. Pless, Peter Stair*, Kenneth Poeppelmeier

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A solid solution was found to exist in the quaternary Li 2O-MgO-V2O5-MoO3 system between the two phases Mg2.5VMoO8 and Li2Mg 2(MoO4)3. Both Mg2.5VMoO8 and Li2Mg2(MoO4)3 are isostructural with the mineral lyonsite, and substitution according to the formula □1/4-x/6Li4x/3Mg15/4-7x/6V 3/2-xMo3/2+xO12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.5, where □ denotes a cation vacancy) demonstrates that a complete solid solution exits coupling the addition of molybdenum and lithium with the subtraction of cation vacancies, magnesium, and vanadium and vice versa. Vibrational Raman spectroscopy indicates that molybdenum-oxo double bonds preferentially associate with the cation vacancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-528
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 23 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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