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Generation, Reactivity Towards Hydrocarbons, and Electronic Structure of Heteronuclear Vanadium Phosphorous Oxygen Cluster Ions

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  • Dipl.-Chem. Nicolas Dietl,

    1. Fachgruppe Organische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Robert F. Höckendorf,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Kiel (Germany)
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  • Dr. Maria Schlangen,

    1. Fachgruppe Organische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin Lerch,

    1. Fachgruppe Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin K. Beyer,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Universität Kiel (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz

    Corresponding author
    1. Fachgruppe Organische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
    • Fachgruppe Organische Chemie, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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  • Financial support by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, in particular the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (coordinated by the Technische Universität Berlin and funded by the DFG), is acknowledged. We appreciate insightful discussions with Dr. Marianne Engeser and experimental support from Brigitte Hahn.

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Composition counts! With a combination of inorganic synthesis as well as computational and mass spectrometry studies, the title cluster ions [VnP4−nO10].+ (n=2, 3; see picture) have been generated and their reactions with CH4, C2H4, and C2H6 investigated. In addition to thermal C[BOND]H bond activation of methane, an unexpected reactivity towards the C2-hydrocarbons has been uncovered.

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