Title

The Role of Stereoactive Lone Pairs in Templated Vanadium Tellurite Charge Density Matching

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

0020-1669

Journal Title

Inorganic Chemistry

Volume

49

Issue

11

First Page

5167

Last Page

5171

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The role of charge density matching was investigated in the formation of templated vanadium tellurites under mild hydrothermal conditions. Reactions were conducted using a fixed NaVTeO5:amine ratio in an ethanol/water solution to isolate the effects of amine structure. The use of 1,4-diaminobutane, 1,3-diaminopropane, and piperazine resulted in three distinct vanadium tellurite connectivities, [V2Te2O10](n)(2n-) chains, [V2TeO8](n)(2n-) layers, and [V2Te2O10](n)(2n-) layers, respectively. Charge density matching with the protonated amines is the primary influence over the structure of each vanadium tellurite anion, as quantified by molecular surface area and geometric decomposition methods. Electron localization functions were calculated using the Stuttgart tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital, atomic sphere approximation code, to visualize the location and relative size, shape, and orientation of the stereoactive lone pair in the tellurite groups. [C4H14N2][V2Te2O10]: a = 5.649(5) angstrom, b = 6.348(5) angstrom, c = 9.661(5) angstrom, alpha = 84.860(5)degrees, beta = 85.380(5)degrees, gamma=81.285(5)degrees, triclinic, P (1) over bar (No. 2), Z=1. --author-supplied description

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