About Molybdates

Molybdate anion diagram

Molybdates are compounds containing molybdenum oxyanions in which molybdenum has the formal oxidation number of +6, but in general usage the term is often extended to cover any compound containing molybdenum and oxygen. Confusingly, the word “molybdate” is also part of the name of a number of compounds which contain molybdenum as part of non-oxygen-containing polyatomic ions, such as ammonium tetrathiomolybdate, in which molybdenum is bonded to four sulfur atoms. Molybdates are most often used as catalysts in petroleum refining, polymer production, and other industrial chemical processes. Additionally, sodium molybdate can be used as a corrosion inhibitor in industrial water treatment, and molybdate salts are added to some types of fertilizers, due to the requirement of molybdenum for the function of nitrogen fixation enzymes in legumes. Some molybdates are brightly colored, and have been used as specialty pigments and in colorimetric chemical tests.

Recent Research & Development for Molybdates

Scandium Molybdate Microstructures with Tunable Phase and Morphology: Microwave Synthesis, Theoretical Calculations, and Photoluminescence Properties., Xu, Hualan, Liu Ran, Zhang Shiqi, Deng Meng, Han Kuangyi, Xu Bo, Ouyang Chuying, and Zhong Shengliang , Inorg Chem, 2019 Jan 10, (2019)

MtMOT1.2 is responsible for molybdate supply to Medicago truncatula nodules., Gil-Díez, Patricia, Tejada-Jiménez Manuel, León-Mediavilla Javier, Wen Jiangqi, Mysore Kirankumar S., Imperial Juan, and González-Guerrero Manuel , Plant Cell Environ, 2019 Jan, Volume 42, Issue 1, p.310-320, (2019)

Activation of defective nickel molybdate nanowires for enhanced alkaline electrochemical hydrogen evolution., An, Li, Zhang Yu, Wang Rui, Liu Hanwen, Gao Daqiang, Zhao Yong-Qing, Cheng Fangyi, and Xi Pinxian , Nanoscale, 2018 Sep 13, Volume 10, Issue 35, p.16539-16546, (2018)

The Molybdenum Storage Protein: A soluble ATP hydrolysis dependent molybdate pump., Poppe, Juliane, Brünle Steffen, Hail Ron, Wiesemann Katharina, Schneider Klaus, and Ermler Ulrich , FEBS J, 2018 Oct 27, (2018)

Iron-doped nickel molybdate with enhanced oxygen evolution kinetics., Chen, Jiayi, Zhao Guoqiang, Chen Yaping, Rui Kun, Mao Hui, Dou Shi Xue, and Sun Wenping , Chemistry, 2018 Oct 22, (2018)

Insight on the plasmonic Z-scheme mechanism underlying the highly efficient photocatalytic activity of silver molybdate/silver vanadate composite in rhodamine B degradation., Xie, Yingcong, Dai Youzhi, Yuan Xingzhong, Jiang Longbo, Zhou Lulu, Wu Zhibin, Zhang Jin, Wang Hou, and Xiong Ting , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Nov 15, Volume 530, p.493-504, (2018)

Facile synthesis of cerium oxide nanoparticles decorated flower-like bismuth molybdate for enhanced photocatalytic activity toward organic pollutant degradation., Li, Shijie, Hu Shiwei, Jiang Wei, Liu Yu, Zhou Yingtang, Liu Jianshe, and Wang Zhaohui , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Nov 15, Volume 530, p.171-178, (2018)

Mechanochemical Decomposition of Crystalline Cellulose in the Presence of Protonated Layered Niobium Molybdate Solid Acid Catalyst., Furusato, Shogo, Takagaki Atsushi, Hayashi Shigenobu, Miyazato Akio, Kikuchi Ryuji, and S Oyama Ted , ChemSusChem, 2018 Mar 09, Volume 11, Issue 5, p.888-896, (2018)

Application of ESI-HRMS for molybdenum speciation in natural waters: An investigation of molybdate-halide reactions., Dang, Duc Huy, and R Evans Douglas , Talanta, 2018 Mar 01, Volume 179, p.221-229, (2018)

Defect state of indium-doped bismuth molybdate nanosheets for enhanced photoreduction of chromium(vi) under visible light illumination., Li, Zhongfu, Wu Zhaohui, Zhang Shumin, Shen Jie, Feng Wenhui, Du Yi, Wan Long, and Zhang Shiying , Dalton Trans, 2018 Jun 07, (2018)

Calcium molybdate nanoparticles formation in egg phosphatidyl choline based liposome caused by liposome fusion., Yamasaki, Shinya, Kurita Saori, Ochiai Asumi, Hashimoto Miya, Sueki Keisuke, and Utsunomiya Satoshi , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Jul 04, Volume 530, p.473-480, (2018)

Hierarchical architectures of bismuth molybdate nanosheets onto nickel titanate nanofibers: Facile synthesis and efficient photocatalytic removal of tetracycline hydrochloride., Li, Shijie, Hu Shiwei, Jiang Wei, Liu Yanping, Zhou Yingtang, Liu Yu, and Mo Liuye , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Jul 01, Volume 521, p.42-49, (2018)

Effect of sodium molybdate supplementation on high concentrations of Cu in liver of yearling bulls., Cuttance, E L., Laven R A., and Watts A , N Z Vet J, 2018 Jul, Volume 66, Issue 4, p.194-198, (2018)

Synthesizing Sodium Tungstate and Sodium Molybdate Microcapsules via Bacterial Mineral Excretion., Lin, Pao-Hung, Huang Ying-Tang, and Lin Fu-Wen , J Vis Exp, 2018 Jan 30, Issue 131, (2018)