Structure and Bonding in Molecular Vanadium Oxides: From Templates via Host–Guest Chemistry to Applications

  • Carsten Streb
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 176)


Molecular vanadium oxides are a structurally and chemically versatile sub-class of polyoxometalates. Fundamental concepts of their formation, templating mechanism and aggregation under aqueous and non-aqueous conditions are presented. Details about different template classes and their consequences on the vanadate reactivity are discussed together with concepts of linking vanadates into supramolecular architectures using various linkages. The final section briefly describes major applications of vanadium oxide clusters in (photo)catalysis, magnetism and molecular nanostructure design.


Catalysis Magnetism Polyoxometalate Polyoxovanadate Self-assembly Vanadium oxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Inorganic Chemistry IUlm UniversityUlmGermany

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