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.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of molybdate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its molybdate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Molybdates

Red and green colors emitting spherical-shaped calcium molybdate nanophosphors for enhanced latent fingerprint detection., L Bharat, Krishna, G Raju Seeta Rama, and Yu Jae Su , Sci Rep, 2017 Sep 14, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.11571, (2017)

New promising antifouling agent based on polymeric biocide polyhexamethylene guanidine molybdate., Protasov, Alexander, Bardeau Jean-Francois, Morozovskaya Irina, Boretska Mariia, Cherniavska Tetiana, Petrus Lyudmyla, Tarasyuk Oksana, Metelytsia Larisa, Kopernyk Iryna, Kalashnikova Larisa, et al. , Environ Toxicol Chem, 2017 Sep, Volume 36, Issue 9, p.2543-2551, (2017)

Effect of Transition Metal Cations on Stability Enhancement for Molybdate-Based Hybrid Supercapacitor., Watcharatharapong, Teeraphat, Sundaram Manickam Minakshi, Chakraborty Sudip, Li Dan, Shafiullah G M., Aughterson Robert D., and Ahuja Rajeev , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 May 31, Volume 9, Issue 21, p.17977-17991, (2017)

Exposure to sodium molybdate results in mild oxidative stress in Drosophila melanogaster., Perkhulyn, Natalia V., Rovenko Bohdana M., Lushchak Oleh V., Storey Janet M., Storey Kenneth B., and Lushchak Volodymyr I. , Redox Rep, 2017 May, Volume 22, Issue 3, p.137-146, (2017)

Synthesis, Structural, Thermal, and Electronic Properties of Palmierite-Related Double Molybdate α-Cs2Pb(MoO4)2., Solodovnikov, Sergey F., Atuchin Victor V., Solodovnikova Zoya A., Khyzhun Oleg Y., Danylenko Mykola I., Pishchur Denis P., Plyusnin Pavel E., Pugachev Alexey M., Gavrilova Tatiana A., Yelisseyev Alexander P., et al. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 6, p.3276-3286, (2017)

Determination of hexitols by reversed phase liquid chromatography using on-line complexation with molybdate ion., Kemmei, Tomoko, Kodama Shuji, Yamamoto Atsushi, Inoue Yoshinori, and Hayakawa Kazuichi , Anal Chim Acta, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 958, p.71-76, (2017)

Rescaling metal molybdate nanostructures with biopolymer for energy storage having high capacitance with robust cycle stability., Minakshi, Manickam, Barmi Maryam J., and Jones Robert T. , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 14, Volume 46, Issue 11, p.3588-3600, (2017)

LjMOT1, a high-affinity molybdate transporter from Lotus japonicus, is essential for molybdate uptake, but not for the delivery to nodules., Duan, Guilan, Hakoyama Tsuneo, Kamiya Takehiro, Miwa Hiroki, Lombardo Fabien, Sato Shusei, Tabata Satoshi, Chen Zheng, Watanabe Toshihiro, Shinano Takuro, et al. , Plant J, 2017 Mar 09, (2017)

Terahertz lattice dynamics of the potassium rare-earth binary molybdates., Poperezhai, S, Gogoi P, Zubenko N, Kutko K, Kutko V I., Kovalev A S., and Kamenskyi D , J Phys Condens Matter, 2017 Mar 08, Volume 29, Issue 9, p.095402, (2017)

Two Unprecedented POM-Based Inorganic-Organic Hybrids with Concomitant Heteropolytungstate and Molybdate., Li, Yun-Wu, Guo Ling-Yu, Su Hai-Feng, Jagodič Marko, Luo Ming, Zhou Xiao-Qi, Zeng Su-Yuan, Tung Chen-Ho, Sun Di, and Zheng Lan-Sun , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 06, Volume 56, Issue 5, p.2481-2489, (2017)

Novel geochemistry-inspired method for the deep removal of vanadium from molybdate solution., Zhang, Jialiang, Deng Yuping, Zhou Qiuyue, Qin Peixin, Liu Yubo, and Wang Chengyan , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Jun 05, Volume 331, p.210-217, (2017)

New studies on the in vitro genotoxicity of sodium molybdate and their impact on the overall assessment of the genotoxicity of molybdenum substances., Burzlaff, Arne, Beevers Carol, Pearce Helen, Lloyd Melvyn, and Klipsch Kevin , Regul Toxicol Pharmacol, 2017 Jun, Volume 86, p.279-291, (2017)

The Role of Auxiliary Alkali Metal Ions on Scheelite Structure Double Molybdate and Tungstate Phosphors., Kim, Jiwoong , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jul 17, Volume 56, Issue 14, p.8078-8086, (2017)

Preparation of a surface-grafted imprinted ceramic membrane for selective separation of molybdate anion from water solutions., Zeng, Jianxian, Dong Zhihui, Zhang Zhe, and Liu Yuan , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Jul 05, Volume 333, p.128-136, (2017)

A Study of Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Activity of Cerium Molybdate Nanocubes Decorated Graphene Oxide for the Sensing and Degradation of Antibiotic Drug Chloramphenicol., Karthik, Raj, Kumar Jeyaraj Vinoth, Chen Shen-Ming, Karuppiah Chelladurai, Cheng Yi-Hui, and Muthuraj Velluchamy , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Feb 22, Volume 9, Issue 7, p.6547-6559, (2017)