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)

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)

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)

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)

A temperature-resolved assembly of a series of the largest scandium-containing polyoxotungstates., Cai, Zhen-Wen, Yang Tao, Qi Yan-Jie, Li Xin-Xiong, and Zheng Shou-Tian , Dalton Trans, 2017 May 30, Volume 46, Issue 21, p.6848-6852, (2017)

Self-Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic and White-Light Generation in a Biaxial Zinc Tungstate Single Crystal., Osewski, Pawel, Belardini Alessandro, Petronijevic Emilija, Centini Marco, Leahu Grigore, Diduszko Ryszard, Pawlak Dorota A., and Sibilia Concita , Sci Rep, 2017 Mar 24, Volume 7, p.45247, (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)

Efficient photo-catalytic degradation of malachite green using nickel tungstate material as photo-catalyst., Helaïli, N, Boudjamaa A, Kebir M, and Bachari K , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2017 Mar, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.6481-6491, (2017)

Highly selective tungstate transporter protein TupA from Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20., Otrelo-Cardoso, Ana Rita, Nair Rashmi R., Correia Márcia A. S., Cordeiro Raquel S. Correia, Panjkovich Alejandro, Svergun Dmitri I., Santos-Silva Teresa, and Rivas Maria G. , Sci Rep, 2017 Jul 19, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.5798, (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)