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

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 May 17, Volume 552, p.179-185, (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 04, (2019)

Boosting charge transfer via molybdenum doping and electric-field effect in bismuth tungstate: Density function theory calculation and potential applications., Bian, Yuan, Zeng Weixuan, He Meng, Ma Yongjin, Liu Yi, Kong Yi, and Pan Jun , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jan 15, Volume 534, p.20-30, (2019)

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic epoxidation properties of a new tellurotungstate(iv)-supported rhenium carbonyl derivative., Lu, Jingkun, Ma Xinyi, Wang Ping, Feng Junwei, Ma Pengtao, Niu Jingyang, and Wang Jingping , Dalton Trans, 2019 Jan 02, Volume 48, Issue 2, p.628-634, (2019)

Tumor microenvironment-manipulated radiocatalytic sensitizer based on bismuth heteropolytungstate for radiotherapy enhancement., Zhou, Ruyi, Wang Huamei, Yang Yufei, Zhang Chenyang, Dong Xinghua, Du Jiangfeng, Yan Liang, Zhang Guangjin, Gu Zhanjun, and Zhao Yuliang , Biomaterials, 2019 Jan, Volume 189, p.11-22, (2019)

Solution growth of 1D zinc tungstate (ZnWO) nanowires; design, morphology, and electrochemical sensor fabrication for selective detection of chloramphenicol., Shad, Naveed A., Bajwa Sadia Z., Amin Nasir, Taj Ayesha, Hameed Sadaf, Khan Yaqoob, Dai Zhifei, Cao Chuanbao, and Khan Waheed S. , J Hazard Mater, 2019 Apr 05, Volume 367, p.205-214, (2019)

Tungstate removal from aqueous solution by nanocrystalline iowaite: An iron-bearing layered double hydroxide., Cao, Yaowu, Guo Qinghai, Shu Zhu, Jiao Cong, Luo Li, Guo Wei, Zhao Qian, and Yin Zuowei , Environ Pollut, 2019 Apr, Volume 247, p.118-127, (2019)

Preparation and characterization of zirconium silicoW-tungstate as a base material for W/Re generator., Aydia, M I., El-Said H, El-Sadek A A., and El-Azony K M. , Appl Radiat Isot, 2018 Sep 22, Volume 142, p.203-210, (2018)

Self-templating synthesis of hollow copper tungstate spheres as adsorbents for dye removal., Li, Jing-Feng, Chen Yibo, Wang Zhu, and Liu Zhao-Qing , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Sep 15, Volume 526, p.459-469, (2018)

Construction of Highly Hierarchical Layered Structure Consisting of Titanate Nanosheets, Tungstate Nanosheets, Ru(bpy), and Pt(terpy) for Vectorial Photoinduced Z-Scheme Electron Transfer., Kishimoto, Fuminao, Mochizuki Dai, Maitani Masato M., Suzuki Eiichi, and Wada Yuji , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Oct 31, Volume 10, Issue 43, p.37150-37162, (2018)

A glassy carbon electrode modified with a copper tungstate and polyaniline nanocomposite for voltammetric determination of quercetin., Ponnaiah, Sathish Kumar, and Periakaruppan Prakash , Mikrochim Acta, 2018 Oct 29, Volume 185, Issue 11, p.524, (2018)

Fs-laser-written erbium-doped double tungstate waveguide laser., Kifle, Esrom, Loiko Pavel, Romero Carolina, de Aldana Javier Rodríguez, Ródenas Airán, Jambunathan Venkatesan, Zakharov Viktor, Veniaminov Andrey, Lucianetti Antonio, Mocek Tomas, et al. , Opt Express, 2018 Nov 12, Volume 26, Issue 23, p.30826-30836, (2018)

Synthesis and characterization of carbonate-encapsulated ytterbium- and yttrium-containing polyoxotungstates., Kaushik, Reetam, Khan Imran, Saini Mukesh Kumar, Hussain Firasat, and Sadakane Masahiro , Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem, 2018 Nov 01, Volume 74, Issue Pt 11, p.1355-1361, (2018)