Water-soluble pentagonal-prismatic titanium-oxo clusters

Zhang, G., Liu, C., Long, D.-L. , Cronin, L. , Tung, C.-H. and Wang, Y. (2016) Water-soluble pentagonal-prismatic titanium-oxo clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(35), pp. 11097-11100. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b06290) (PMID:27525444)

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By using solubility control to crystallize the prenucleation clusters of hydrosol, a family of titanium-oxo clusters possessing the {Ti18O27} core in which the 18 Ti(IV)-ions are uniquely connected with μ-oxo ligands into a triple-decked pentagonal prism was obtained. The cluster cores are wrapped by external sulfate and aqua ligands, showing good solubilities and stabilities in a variety of solvents including acetonitrile and water and allowing their solution chemistry being studied by means of electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy, 17O NMR, and vibrational spectroscopy. Furthermore, this study provides new titanium oxide candidates for surface modifications and homogeneous photocatalysis.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Long, Dr Deliang and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Zhang, G., Liu, C., Long, D.-L., Cronin, L., Tung, C.-H., and Wang, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of the American Chemical Society
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-5126
Published Online:15 August 2016

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571901International Collaboration in Chemistry - Modular microtubular architectures for photo-driven water splittingLeroy CroninEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/J00135X/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY