Polyoxometalate Molecular Science

  • Juan J. Borrás-Almenar
  • Eugenio Coronado
  • Achim Müller
  • Michael Pope

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basic Concepts and Principles

  3. Relevant Types of POM Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. A. Proust
      Pages 233-252
    3. F. Sécheresse, E. Cadot
      Pages 253-271
    4. J. M. Clemente-Juan, E. Coronado, A. Gaitaariño
      Pages 273-295
  4. Materials and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. I. V. Kozhevnikov
      Pages 351-380
    3. E. Papaconstantinou, A. Hiskia
      Pages 381-416
    4. M. Clemente-Leon, E. Coronado, C. Giménez-Saiz, C.J. Gómez-Garca
      Pages 417-440
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 467-474

About this book


Polyoxometalates (POMs) form a large, distinctive class of molecular inorganic compounds of unrivaled electronic versatility and structural variation, with impacts ranging from chemistry, catalysis, and materials science to biology, and medicine. This book covers the basic principles governing the structure, bonding and reactivity of these metal-oxygen cluster anions and the major developments in their molecular science.

The book comprises three sections. The first covers areas ranging from topological principles via synthesis and stability to reactivity in solution. It also focuses on the physical methods currently used to extract information on the molecular and electronic structures as well as the physical properties of these clusters. The second part reviews different types of POMs, focusing on those systems that currently impact other areas of interest, such as supramolecular chemistry, nanochemistry and molecular magnetism. The third section is devoted to POM-based materials and their applications and prospects in catalysis and materials science.


Ion bonding catalysis materials science metals oxygen photochemistry solid-state chemistry spectroscopy structure supramolecular chemistry transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan J. Borrás-Almenar
    • 1
  • Eugenio Coronado
    • 1
  • Achim Müller
    • 2
  • Michael Pope
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol)University of ValenciaBurjassotSpain
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1242-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0091-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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