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Adsorption and Catalytic Properties of the Inner Nanospace of a Gigantic Ring-Shaped Polyoxometalate Cluster


  • This work was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Science Research from the Ministries of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.


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Functional inner space: A gigantic ring-shaped {Mo154} polyoxometalate cluster anion can be stabilized by encapsulation in dimethyldioctadecylammonium (DODA) cations. Its inner nanospace enables adsorption of gases and vapors, and it acts as a water-tolerant solid acid catalyst (see scheme).

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