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Molybdenum: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry

  1. Jon A. McCleverty

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia145

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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McCleverty, J. A. 2006. Molybdenum: Inorganic & Coordination Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006


The inorganic and coordination chemistry of molybdenum is described, being presented according to ligands and/or donor atom set (halides, cyanides, ligands containing O, S, Se, Te, N, P, or As-donor atoms) and are discussed in relation to oxidation state. Special mention is made of metal–metal bonded dinuclear species, a brief description of polyoxoanionic species is given, and tri- and tetranuclear cluster compounds and some species of higher nuclearity containing chalcogenide atoms are described.


  • molybdenum;
  • dithiolene;
  • chalcogenide clusters;
  • dinuclear complexes;
  • metal–metal bonds