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

Tungstate-Catalyzed Biomimetic Oxidative Halogenation of (Hetero)Arene under Mild Condition., Ma, Zhuang, Lu Helin, Liao Ke, and Chen Zhilong , iScience, 2020 May 22, Volume 23, Issue 5, p.101072, (2020)

Barium tungstate doped with terbium ion green nanophosphor: Low temperature preparation, characterization and potential applications., Kamal, R, and Saif M , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2020 Mar 15, Volume 229, p.117928, (2020)

Improved charge separation through HO assisted copper tungstate for enhanced photocatalytic efficiency for the degradation of organic dyes under simulated sun light., Waimbo, Mathew, Anduwan Gabriel, Renagi Ora, Badhula Srikanth, Michael Kenny, Park Jongwoo, Velusamy Senthilkumar, and Kim Yong Soo , J Photochem Photobiol B, 2020 Mar, Volume 204, p.111781, (2020)

Molecular dynamics simulation of zirconium tungstate amorphization and the amorphous-crystalline interface., Greathouse, Jeffery A., Weck Philippe F., Gordon Margaret E., Kim Eunja, and Bryan Charles R. , J Phys Condens Matter, 2020 Feb 20, Volume 32, Issue 8, p.085401, (2020)

Improved photocatalytic performance for selective oxidation of amines to imines on graphitic carbon nitride/bismuth tungstate heterojunctions., Yuan, Aili, Lei Hua, Wang Zhongsen, and Dong Xiaoping , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Feb 15, Volume 560, p.40-49, (2020)

Rational phase transformation and morphology design to optimize oxygen evolution property of cobalt tungstate., Wang, Tianlei, and Liu Meitang , Nanotechnology, 2020 Apr 03, Volume 31, Issue 14, p.145603, (2020)

Design of heterostructured hybrids comprising ultrathin 2D bismuth tungstate nanosheets reinforced by chloramphenicol imprinted polymers used as biomimetic interfaces for mass-sensitive detection., Shaheen, Ayesha, Taj Ayesha, Liberzeit Peter A., Mujahid Adnan, Hameed Sadaf, Yu Haijun, Mahmood Arshad, Webster Thomas J., M Rashid Hamid, Khan Waheed S., et al. , Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2020 Apr, Volume 188, p.110775, (2020)

Ultrathin bismuth tungstate nanosheets as an effective photo-assisted support for electrocatalytic methanol oxidation., Hu, Sujuan, Wang Baoling, Ma Yinhai, Li Mengyuan, Zhang Liting, and Huang Zixuan , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Sep 15, Volume 552, p.179-185, (2019)

Structural Insights on 2D Gadolinium Tungstate Nanoflake: A Promising Electrocatalyst for Sensor and Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Postharvest Fungicide (Carbendazim)., Periyasamy, Sundaresan, Kumar Jeyaraj Vinoth, Chen Shen-Ming, Annamalai Yamuna, Karthik Raj, and Rajagounder Nagarajan Erumaipatt , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2019 Oct 09, Volume 11, Issue 40, p.37172-37183, (2019)

Multiple charge-carrier transfer channels of Z-scheme bismuth tungstate-based photocatalyst for tetracycline degradation: Transformation pathways and mechanism., Li, Minfang, Lai Cui, Yi Huan, Huang Danlian, Qin Lei, Liu Xigui, Li Bisheng, Liu Shiyu, Zhang Mingming, Fu Yukui, et al. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Nov 01, Volume 555, p.770-782, (2019)

Facile in situ generation of bismuth tungstate nanosheet-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite as unconventional affinity material for quartz crystal microbalance detection of antibiotics., Munawar, Anam, Schirhagl Romana, Rehman Abdul, Shaheen Ayesha, Taj Ayesha, Bano Khizra, Bassous Nicole J., Webster Thomas J., Khan Waheed S., and Bajwa Sadia Z. , J Hazard Mater, 2019 Mar 18, Volume 373, p.50-59, (2019)

Sonochemical versus hydrothermal synthesis of bismuth tungstate nanostructures: Photocatalytic, sonocatalytic and sonophotocatalytic activities., Zargazi, Mahboobeh, and Entezari Mohammad H. , Ultrason Sonochem, 2019 Mar, Volume 51, p.1-11, (2019)

Non-Noble Cobalt Tungstate Catalyst for Effective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Borohydride., Tiwari, Aarti, Singh Vikram, and Nagaiah Tharamani C. , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2019 Jun 19, Volume 11, Issue 24, p.21465-21472, (2019)

Simple sonochemical synthesis of lanthanum tungstate (La(WO)) nanoparticles as an enhanced electrocatalyst for the selective electrochemical determination of anti-scald-inhibitor diphenylamine., Sundaresan, Periyasamy, Gnanaprakasam Periyasami, Chen Shen-Ming, Mangalaraja Ramalinga Viswanatha, Lei Wu, and Hao Qingli , Ultrason Sonochem, 2019 Jun 18, Volume 58, p.104647, (2019)

Synthesis, functionalization and properties of uniform europium-doped sodium lanthanum tungstate and molybdate (NaLa(XO), X = Mo,W) probes for luminescent and X-ray computed tomography bioimaging., Laguna, Mariano, Nuñez Nuria O., Becerro Ana I., Lozano Gabriel, Moros Maria, de la Fuente Jesús M., Corral Ariadna, Balcerzyk Marcin, and Ocaña Manuel , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jul 13, Volume 554, p.520-530, (2019)