|Influence of structure-directing polyhedra and heterocyclic ligands on the chain structures and O/F ordering in a series of zinc vanadium oxyfluorides|
: 109 : 2020.07.04 00:00
|Jo, Hongil; Ok, Kang Min 2020.05.14|
Influence of structure-directing polyhedra and heterocyclic ligands on the chain structures and O/F ordering in a series of zinc vanadium oxyfluorides
Ahmed, B (Ahmed, Belal)[ 1 ] ; Jo, H (Jo, Hongil)[ 2 ] ; Lee, S (Lee, Suheon)[ 3 ] ; Choi, KY (Choi, Kwang Yong)[ 3 ] ; Ok, KM (Ok, Kang Min)[ 2 ]
Three transition metal oxyfluorides consisting of distinctive structure-directing vanadium oxyfluoride polyhedra and highly polarizable Zn2+ cations, [Zn(pz)(2)][Zn(pz)(3)][V2O2F8] (1, pz = pyrazole), [Zn(mpz)(3)][V2O2F6(H2O)(mpz)] (2, mpz = 3-methylpyrazole), and [Zn(mpz)(3)](3)[VOF4(mpz)][VOF4](2) (3), were synthesized by mild hydrothermal reactions at 150 degrees C. Compound 1 reveals a layered structure with zigzag chains, in which [Zn(pz)(2/3)](2+) cations and dimeric [V2O2F8](4-) anions are combined in both cis- and trans-coordinating modes. The trans-directing dimeric [V2O2F6(H2O)(mpz)] and monomeric [VOF4(mpz)] and [VOF4] units direct the linear chain structures of compounds 2 and 3. The void space found in compound 2 is attributable to the interchain hydrogen-bonding networks. The observed absorption band gaps of 3.21-4.25 eV for the reported compounds originate from the octahedral distortion of Zn2+ cations and the interorbital electronic transitions. The reduction of V5+ to V4+ in acidic media might occur via a free-radical mechanism, where the dioxovanadium.V) undergoes a one-electron reduction by pyrazole and 3-methylpyrazole. Complete characterization including thermogravimetric analysis, spectroscopy, and dipole moment calculations is provided.