About Tungstates

Tungstate Ion

Tungstates are mixed oxides containing tungsten or compounds that contain an oxoanion of tungsten. Most useful tungsten ores, including scheelite, the naturally occurring form of calcium tungstate, belong to this class of compounds. Alkali metal tungstates are typically water soluble and may be used for their properties in solution. Sodium tungstate is used as a source of tungsten in chemical synthesis and as a catalyst in organic synthesis, while lithium tungstate is used to produce high-density aqueous solutions used in the separation of minerals.

Most other metal tungstates have minimal solubility in water, and are used in various solid forms, including bulk single crystals, thin films, nanostructures, and powders. Cadmium tungstate is one such material, generally used as a scintillation crystal for the detection of gamma rays or x-rays, lending it to use in compact radiation detectors and in computed tomography (CT scan) devices. Other insoluble tungstates, such as barium tungstate, are used widely in the production of advanced ceramic materials.

Recent Research & Development for Tungstates

Ammonium-tungstate-promoted growth of boron nitride nanotubes., E, Songfeng, Li Chaowei, Li Taotao, Geng Renjie, Li Qiulong, Lu Weibang, and Yao Yagang , Nanotechnology, 2018 May 11, Volume 29, Issue 19, p.195604, (2018)

Immobilization of carbonyl rhenium tripods on the surface of a trinickel-substituted Dawson-type polyoxotungstate., Jia, Jiage, Ma Pengtao, Zhang Panpan, Zhang Dongdi, Zhang Chao, Niu Jingyang, and Wang Jingping , Dalton Trans, 2018 May 08, Volume 47, Issue 18, p.6288-6292, (2018)

High optical gain in erbium-doped potassium double tungstate channel waveguide amplifiers., Vázquez-Córdova, Sergio A., Aravazhi Shanmugam, Grivas Christos, Yong Yean-Sheng, García-Blanco Sonia M., Herek Jennifer L., and Pollnau Markus , Opt Express, 2018 Mar 05, Volume 26, Issue 5, p.6260-6266, (2018)

Electrochemical Properties of the LiNiCoMnO Cathode Material Modified by Lithium Tungstate under High Voltage., Fu, Jiale, Mu Daobin, Wu Borong, Bi Jiaying, Cui Hui, Yang Hao, Wu Hanfeng, and Wu Feng , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Jun 13, Volume 10, Issue 23, p.19704-19711, (2018)

Effects of sodium tungstate and vanadyl sulphate on the liberation of prostanoids of the mesenteric vascular bed in diabetic rats., Lee, Hyun Jin, Peredo Horacio A., Cantú Silvana M., Donoso Adriana S., Puyó Ana M., and Choi Marcelo R. , Clin Investig Arterioscler, 2018 Jun 07, (2018)

One-step sonochemical synthesis of 1D β-stannous tungstate nanorods: An efficient and excellent electrocatalyst for the selective electrochemical detection of antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine., Kokulnathan, Thangavelu, Kumar Jeyaraj Vinoth, Chen Shen-Ming, Karthik Raj, Elangovan Arumugam, and Muthuraj Velluchamy , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Jun, Volume 44, p.231-239, (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)

pH-Controlled One Pot Syntheses of Giant Mo2O2S2-Containing Seleno-Tungstate Architectures., Moussawi, Mhamad Aly, Floquet Sébastien, Abramov Pavel A., Vicent Cristian, Haouas Mohamed, and Cadot Emmanuel , Inorg Chem, 2018 Jan 02, Volume 57, Issue 1, p.56-63, (2018)

Double Z-scheme system of silver bromide@bismuth tungstate/tungsten trioxide ternary heterojunction with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity., Zhang, Mengmeng, Zhu Youyi, Li Wenjun, Wang Fangzhi, Li Hongda, Liu Xintong, Zhang Weiwei, and Ren Chaojun , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Jan 01, Volume 509, p.18-24, (2018)

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of graphitic carbon nitride/carbon nanotube/Bi2WO6 ternary Z-scheme heterojunction with carbon nanotube as efficient electron mediator., Jiang, Deli, Ma Wanxia, Xiao Peng, Shao Leqiang, Li Di, and Chen Min , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Feb 15, Volume 512, p.693-700, (2018)

Highly efficient photocatalysis toward tetracycline of nitrogen doped carbon quantum dots sensitized bismuth tungstate based on interfacial charge transfer., Zhang, Jin, Yuan Xingzhong, Jiang Longbo, Wu Zhibin, Chen Xiaohong, Wang Hou, Wang Hui, and Zeng Guangming , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Feb 01, Volume 511, p.296-306, (2018)

Entrapped Single Tungstate Site in Zeolite for Cooperative Catalysis of Olefin Metathesis with Brønsted Acid Site., Zhao, Pu, Ye Lin, Sun Zhenyu, Lo Benedict T. W., Woodcock Harry, Huang Chen, Tang Chiu, Kirkland Angus I., Mei Donghai, and Tsang Shik Chi Edman , J Am Chem Soc, 2018 Apr 26, (2018)

Aggregation of Giant Cerium-Bismuth Tungstate Clusters into a 3D Porous Framework with High Proton Conductivity., Chen, Li-Juan, Han Qing, Liu Jian-Cai, Zhao Junwei, Streb Carsten, and Song Yu-Fei , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2018 Apr 23, (2018)

A Nanosized Gly-Decorated Praseodymium-Stabilized Selenotungstate Cluster: Synthesis, Structure, and Oxidation Catalysis., Yang, Ling, Li Li, Guo Jipeng, Liu Qisen, Ma Pengtao, Niu Jingyang, and Wang Jingping , Chem Asian J, 2017 Sep 19, Volume 12, Issue 18, p.2441-2446, (2017)

Ten Good Reasons for the Use of the Tellurium-Centered Anderson-Evans Polyoxotungstate in Protein Crystallography., Bijelic, Aleksandar, and Rompel Annette , Acc Chem Res, 2017 May 31, (2017)