Halide and Chalcogenide Clusters of the Early Transition Metals
In the last decade remarkable progress has been made in the cluster chemistry of the early transition elements. Earlier work on the metal halide cluster compounds of Nb, Ta, Mo, W and Re served to establish the promise and potential in this area. Now cluster chemistry has been extended to halides of Sc, Y, the lanthanides, Zr and Hf, as well as to oxides, sulphides and selenides of Nb, Ta, Mo and Re. After a brief survey of significant developments in these areas, attention is focused on results from recent work on Mo and W cluster compounds. The discussion includes syntheses, structures and properties of some novel halide clusters, but major emphasis is devoted to new ternary and quaternary molybdenum oxides prepared at high temperatures. Among these solid-state materials are found discrete cluster arrays (LiZn2Mo3O8, Zn3Mo3O8, and Ba1.14Mo8O16) and structures with extended metal-metal bonding (NaMo4O6, Ba5(Mo4O6)8, Sc0.75Zn1.25Mo4O7 and Ti0.5Zn1.5Mo4O7).
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A
- Pub Date:
- December 1982