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

Facile synthesis of indium hydroxide nanosheet/bismuth molybdate hierarchical microsphere heterojunction with enhanced photocatalytic performance., Hu, Tingxia, Li Haiping, Liang Zhiwei, Du Na, and Hou Wanguo , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jun 01, Volume 545, p.301-310, (2019)

Solid-state chemical fabrication of one-dimensional mesoporous β-nickel molybdate nanorods as remarkable electrode material for supercapacitors., Lu, Xiaoyan, Jia Wei, Chai Hui, Hu Jindou, Wang Shiqiang, and Cao Yali , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jan 15, Volume 534, p.322-331, (2019)

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)

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, 2019 Jan 02, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.280-284, (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)

Employing a Bifunctional Molybdate Precursor To Grow the Highly Crystalline MoS for High-Performance Field-Effect Transistors., Tong, Shi Wun, Medina Henry, Liao Wugang, Wu Jing, Wu Wenya, Chai Jianwei, Yang Ming, Abutaha Anas, Wang Shijie, Zhu Chunxiang, et al. , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2019 Apr 17, Volume 11, Issue 15, p.14239-14248, (2019)

In situ QXAS study of sulfidation/oxidative regeneration reactions of zinc molybdate (ZnMoO) and ZnO-MoO materials., Girard, Vincent, Chiche David, Baudot Arnaud, Bazer-Bachi Delphine, Lemaitre Laurent, Moizan-Baslé Virginie, Rochet Amélie, Briois Valérie, and Geantet Christophe , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2019 Apr 17, Volume 21, Issue 16, p.8569-8579, (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)

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)