Synthesis and crystal structure of a new hybrid organic-inorganic material containing neutral mol-ecules, cations and hepta-molybdate anions.

Author(s) Sarr, B.; Mbaye, A.; Diallo, W.; Diop, C.Abdoul Kha; Sidibe, M.; Michaud, F.
Journal Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun
Date Published 2019 Jul 01

The title compound, hexa-kis-(2-methyl-1-imidazol-3-ium) hepta-molybdate 2-methyl-1-imidazole disolvate dihydrate, (CHN)[MoO]·2CHN·2HO, was prepared from 2-methyl-imidazole and ammonium hepta-molybdate tetra-hydrate in acid solution. The [MoO] hepta-molybdate cluster anion is accompanied by six protonated (CHN) 2-methyl-imidazolium cations, two neutral CHN 2-methyl-imidazole mol-ecules and two water mol-ecules of crystallization. The cluster consists of seven distorted MoO octa-hedra sharing edges or vertices. In the crystal, the components are linked by N-H⋯N, N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O, N-H⋯(O,O) and O-H⋯(O,O) hydrogen bonds, generating a three-dimensional network. Weak C-H⋯O inter-actions consolidate the packing.

DOI 10.1107/S2056989019008454
ISSN 2056-9890
Citation Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2019;75(Pt 7):10011004.

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