The structure-directing properties of [VOF5]2-

Margaret E. Welk, Alexander J. Norquist, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier*

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All of the Group 5 anions [MOF5]2- (M = V, Nb, Ta) show the metal distorted from the center of the octahedron to the corner defined by the oxide ion. While [NbOF5]2- and [TaOF5]2- direct coordination through the oxide and trans fluoride ligands, the increase in vanadium oxide bond valence results in coordination through cis fluoride ligands in [VOF5]2-. The structure-directing properties of [VOF5]2- more closely resemble those of the Group 6 anion [MoO2F4]2-.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3946-3947
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 4 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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