These authors contributed equally to this work.
Real-Time Observation of the Self-Assembly of Hybrid Polyoxometalates Using Mass Spectrometry†
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 16, pages 3720–3724, April 11, 2011
How to Cite
Wilson, E. F., Miras, H. N., Rosnes, M. H. and Cronin, L. (2011), Real-Time Observation of the Self-Assembly of Hybrid Polyoxometalates Using Mass Spectrometry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 3720–3724. doi: 10.1002/anie.201006938
We acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Marie Curie actions, and collaborative work with Bruker Daltonics Ltd.
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 2010
- Royal Society of Edinburgh
- mass spectrometry;
Catching a glimpse: Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) allows monitoring of the real-time, “in-solution” formation of an organic–inorganic polyoxometalate hybrid system (see picture). This has provided insight into the rearrangement involved in the formation of the manganese-Anderson cluster coordinated with tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane ligands, through the rearrangement of the [α-Mo8O26]4− cluster in the presence of Mn(CH3CO2)3.