European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Special Issue: Trends in Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (Cluster Issue)

June 2012

Volume 2012, Issue 16

Pages 2608–2837

Issue edited by: Yann Garcia, Bao-Lian Su

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      A Cyano-Bridged Vanadium–Niobium Bimetal Assembly Exhibiting a High Curie Temperature of 210 K (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 16/2012)

      Kenta Imoto, Miho Takemura, Hiroko Tokoro and Shin-ichi Ohkoshi

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201290047

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      Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials: Evolution and Revolution (pages 2609–2610)

      Yann Garcia and Bao-Lian Su

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201290049

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      Influence of Structure and Organic-Inorganic Phase Interactions on Coating Mechanical Properties in the Ternary Goethite:Poly(HEMA):Silica System (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 16/2012)

      Nicolas Chemin, Laurence Rozes, Corinne Chanéac, Sophie Cassaignon, Eric Le Bourhis, Jean-Pierre Jolivet, Etienne Barthel and Clément Sanchez

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201290050

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    1. MOFs for Heat Pumps

      MOFs for Use in Adsorption Heat Pump Processes (pages 2625–2634)

      Stefan K. Henninger, Felix Jeremias, Harry Kummer and Christoph Janiak

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101056

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      This review introduces metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) as a promising new class of microporous materials for use in adsorption heat transformation applications. The water adsorption characteristics of several MOFs are summarized, including heat of adsorption and cycle stability, which show the tremendous potential of MOFs in thermally driven heat pumps.

    2. Spin-Crossover Complexes

      Vibrational Spectroscopy of Mono- and Polynuclear Spin-Crossover Systems (pages 2635–2648)

      Juliusz A. Wolny, Rolf Diller and Volker Schünemann

      Version of Record online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200059

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      Recent applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy, as well as nuclear inelastic scattering (NIS), with respect to the study of spin-crossover (SCO) phenomena are reviewed. A special focus lies on micro- and nanostructures of SCO complexes as well as on time-dependent phenomena.

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    1. High-Curie-Temperature Bimetals

      A Cyano-Bridged Vanadium–Niobium Bimetal Assembly Exhibiting a High Curie Temperature of 210 K (pages 2649–2652)

      Kenta Imoto, Miho Takemura, Hiroko Tokoro and Shin-ichi Ohkoshi

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101219

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      We prepared a V–Nb octacyano-bridged bimetal assembly, K0.59VII1.59VIII0.41[NbIV(CN)8]·(SO4)0.50·6.9H2O, with a high Curie temperature (TC) of 210 K, which is the highest TC among those of other octacyanometalate-based compounds. The high coordination number of octacyanoniobate and the strong superexchange interaction between VII (S = 3/2) and NbIV (S = 1/2) through the CN groups are the reasons for such a high value.

    2. Hard-X-ray-Induced Switching

      Hard-X-ray-Induced Thermal Hysteresis (HAXITH) in a Molecular Switchable Solid (pages 2653–2655)

      Franz Renz, György Vankó, Patrick Homenya, Reza Saadat, Zoltán Németh and Simo Huotari

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200025

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      We introduce the first hard-X-ray-induced thermal hysteresis (HAXITH). This bistability is observed by heating and cooling cycles of the sample under permanent irradiation with hard-X-rays. Within the hysteresis a serpentine-like switching effect is observed. HAXITH is a new tool to observe cooperativity among the switching units.

    3. Porous Magnetic Nanoparticles

      2D Magnetic Frames Obtained by the Microwave-Assisted Chemistry Approach (pages 2656–2660)

      Oana Pascu, Martí Gich, Gervasi Herranz and Anna Roig

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101244

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      The fabrication of porous magnetic nanoarchitectures by microwave heating is reported. In addition to drastically decreasing the time for the synthesis, other characteristics of the technique, i.e. reaction kinetics, diffusivity and selectivity, have been exploited.

    4. Mesoporous Solid-Acid Catalysts

      Synthesis of Mesoporous Zirconium Organophosphonate Solid-Acid Catalysts (pages 2661–2664)

      Xiu-Zhen Lin and Zhong-Yong Yuan

      Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101064

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      Wormhole-like mesoporous hydroxyethylidene-bridged zirconium organophosphonates with a surface area of 702 m2/g and a pore size of 3.6 nm were synthesized and used as effective solid-acid catalysts in the condensation reaction of D-ribose with acetone and methanol to produce methyl-2,3-O-isopropylidene-β-D-ribofuranoside.The catalyst shows good reusability with high activity.

    5. Hydroxyapatite Microspheres

      Hierarchical Hydroxyapatite Microspheres Composed of Nanorods and Their Competitive Sorption Behavior for Heavy Metal Ions (pages 2665–2668)

      Ronghai Zhu, Xiaoyong Lai, Jonathan E. Halpert, Ranbo Yu and Dan Wang

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101038

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      Hierarchically structured microspheres self-assembled from hydroxyapatite nanorods have successfully been prepared by a simple co-precipitation method without any template. The as-prepared materials exhibit high selective adsorption for Pb2+ in wastewater.

    6. Gold Nanostars

      Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanostars as Filler of Tunneling Conductive Polymer Composites (pages 2669–2673)

      Stefano Stassi, Valentina Cauda, Giancarlo Canavese, Diego Manfredi and Candido Fabrizio Pirri

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101058

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      The dimension and morphology of gold nanostars, prepared through a room-temperature synthesis assisted by deep-eutectic solvents, can be tuned by varying the concentration of water and L-ascorbic acid. The obtained shapes fit with the requirements for the preparation of piezoresistive composites based on a tunneling conduction mechanism.

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    1. Trapped Nanoparticles

      Influence of Structure and Organic-Inorganic Phase Interactions on Coating Mechanical Properties in the Ternary Goethite:Poly(HEMA):Silica System (pages 2675–2683)

      Nicolas Chemin, Laurence Rozes, Corinne Chanéac, Sophie Cassaignon, Eric Le Bourhis, Jean-Pierre Jolivet, Etienne Barthel and Clément Sanchez

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101290

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      The incorporation of Goethite nanoparticles in a hybrid PHEMA:SiO2 matrix allows the elaboration of coloured coating on glasses without changing the mechanical or optical properties of the layer. Beyond a nanoparticle content of 25 vol.-%, a significant phase separation occurs which increases the porosity of hybrid matrix making it less reinforced and the layer becomes opaque.

    2. Ferric Oxide Nanorods

      Crystal-Phase- and Morphology-Controlled Synthesis of Fe2O3 Nanomaterials (pages 2684–2690)

      Xiaoling Mou, Yong Li, Bingsen Zhang, Lide Yao, Xuejiao Wei, Dang Sheng Su and Wenjie Shen

      Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101066

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      α- and γ-Fe2O3 nanorods were obtained by proper dehydration of a rod-shaped β-FeOOH precursor. The Fe2O3 nanorods showed a distinct crystal-phase effect in the reduction of NO by CO on the basis of their exposed surface facets.

    3. ZnO Nanoparticle Superlattices

      Self-Assembly of ZnO Nanoparticles – An NMR Spectroscopic Study (pages 2691–2699)

      Yannick Coppel, Grégory Spataro, Vincent Collière, Bruno Chaudret, Christophe Mingotaud, André Maisonnat and Myrtil L. Kahn

      Version of Record online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200019

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      NMR spectroscopic evidence was provided for the role of ion-paired ammonium carboxylate on the formation of nanoparticle superlattice structures (NSSs). The ligand present on the nanoparticle surface was studied as a function of the colloid concentration. The effect of the alkyl chain length of the ligand on NSS formation was investigated.

    4. AuCu Dimetallic Nanowires

      Facile Synthesis of Ultrathin AuCu Dimetallic Nanowire Networks (pages 2700–2706)

      Lihua Shi, Aiqin Wang, Yanqiang Huang, Xiaowei Chen, Juan Jose Delgado and Tao Zhang

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201200018

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      High-quality and high-yield AuCu dimetallic nanowires were synthesized by a facile method in aqueous solution. Cu plays a key role in inducing the formation of nanowires.

    5. Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

      Do TiO2 Nanoparticles Really Taste Better When Cooked in a Microwave Oven? (pages 2707–2715)

      Fabien Dufour, Sophie Cassaignon, Olivier Durupthy, Christophe Colbeau-Justin and Corinne Chanéac

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101269

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      In the present study of TiO2 nanomaterials elaborated in aqueous conditions, it is demonstrated that microwave-assisted synthesis may significantly change the structure and size of nanoparticles in comparison with conventional heating although it does not systematically improve the targeted property.

    6. Ce-Activated Fine Phosphors

      Synthesis of Cerium-Activated Yttrium Aluminate Based Fine Phosphors by an Aerosol Route (pages 2716–2724)

      Lidija Mancic, Vesna Lojpur, Ignacio Barosso, Maria Eugenia Rabanal and Olivera Milosevic

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101053

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      Highly spherical, non-agglomerated, polycrystalline yttrium aluminium perovskite (YAP) and yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) particles were synthesised by spray pyrolysis of a polymeric precursor solution. Chelating agents enable the generation of pure phases under a strictly defined thermal regime. Ce3+ introduction into the host matrix was confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and luminescence studies.

    7. Pentacoordinate Iron Aryloxides

      Synthesis and Characterization of New Pentacoordinate Iron-Based Aryloxide Complexes (pages 2725–2730)

      Yvens Chérémond, Aurélien Crochet and Katharina M. Fromm

      Version of Record online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101054

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      Three new pentacoordinate FeIII complexes, [(thf)4Li3Fe(OPh)3(O2C6H4)Cl]2 (1), [{(thf)3Li3Fe(OPh)5Cl}3]n (2), and [(thf)3Li3Fe(OPh)6]2 (3), two dinuclear, molecular species (1 and 3) and one trinuclear 1D coordination polymer, are reported. Compound 1 has a coordination sphere close to a square pyramid and might thus be useful for applications such as catalyst for the ring-opening polymerization of lactide.

    8. Hybrid Layered Magnets

      Functional Heterometallic Layered Hybrid Magnets by Double Ion-Exchange (pages 2731–2740)

      Emilie Delahaye, Séraphin Eyele-Mezui, Mayoro Diop, Cédric Leuvrey, Dominique Foix, Danielle Gonbeau, Pierre Rabu and Guillaume Rogez

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101220

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      Insertion–grafting of salen-type complexes into copper and cobalt layered hydroxides leads to a drastic modification of the structure and composition of the inorganic layers. The magnetic properties of the heterometallic hybrid layered hydroxides obtained depend strongly on the modification of the inorganic layers induced by the insertion–grafting reaction.

    9. Functionalized Layered Nanosheets

      Synthesis and Characterization of Surface-Functionalized Layered Titanate Nanosheets Using Lamellar Self-Assembly as a Template (pages 2741–2748)

      Keizo Nakagawa, Kazuki Yamaguchi, Keiji Yamada, Ken-Ichiro Sotowa, Shigeru Sugiyama and Motonari Adachi

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101136

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      Layered titanate nanosheets with a lamellar mesostructure were synthesized using lamellar self-assembly as a template. Effective surface modification of the nanosheets led to visible light absorption and high adsorption of cationic organic compounds, which led to the effective photodegradation of Rhodamine B under visible-light irradiation.

    10. Hybrid Materials

      Heterometallic, Hybrid, Heavy Main-Group Iodometallates Containing Lanthanide Complexes: Template Synthesis, Structures, Thermal, Optical, Luminescent and Magnetic Properties (pages 2749–2758)

      Shashank Mishra, Erwann Jeanneau, Olga Iasco, Gilles Ledoux, Dominique Luneau and Stéphane Daniele

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101363

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      New hybrid complexes composed of metal–organic cations with a magnetic/luminescent terbium centre and iodometallate anions derived from the neutral semiconductor PbI2 and BiI3 are reported, and the solvent-induced interconversion among the iodoplumbate derivatives is described.

    11. Head–Tail SCO Complexes

      New Octahedral, Head–Tail Iron(II) Complexes with Spin Crossover Properties (pages 2759–2768)

      Stephan Schlamp, Peter Thoma and Birgit Weber

      Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101096

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      A series of iron(II) complexes with head–tail character have been investigated. Lipid layer-like structures have been observed,and the complexes with pyridine show spin crossover behaviour.

    12. Spin Crossover

      Spin-Crossover Behaviors Based on Intermolecular Interactions for Cobalt(II) Complexes with Long Alkyl Chains (pages 2769–2775)

      Yasuka Komatsu, Kazuya Kato, Yuuki Yamamoto, Hidenobu Kamihata, Young Hoon Lee, Akira Fuyuhiro, Satoshi Kawata and Shinya Hayami

      Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101040

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      Cobalt(II) complexes with hydroxy-appended long alkyl chains at the end were synthesized. They were studied by single-crystal X-ray analysis and SQUIDmeasurement. For differences in magnetic behavior, we considered two factors: (i) a fastener effect and (ii) hydrogen bonding by the OH group.

    13. Spin-Crossover Complexes

      FeIII Spin-Crossover Complexes with Photoisomerizable Ligands: Experimental and Theoretical Studies on the Ligand-Driven Light-Induced Spin Change Effect (pages 2776–2783)

      Alexander Bannwarth, Sven Olaf Schmidt, Gerhard Peters, Frank D. Sönnichsen, Wulf Thimm, Rainer Herges and Felix Tuczek

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101227

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      [Fe(salten)(3-azpy)]BPh4 (1) and [Fe(salten)(4-azpy)]BPh4 (2) have been synthesized and characterized [salten = 4-azaheptamethylene-1,7-bis(salicylideneiminate), azpy = phenylazopyridine]. Both exhibit a low to high spin transition in the solid state and are predominantly high spin in solution. cistrans isomerization of coordinated azpy leaves their spin equilibria almost unaffected.

    14. Heterotrimetallic Assemblies

      One-Dimensional 3d–3d–4f Trimetallic Assemblies Consisting of CuII2LnIII Trinuclear Complexes and Hexacyanometallate (pages 2784–2791)

      Takuya Shiga, Akio Mishima, Kunihisa Sugimoto, Hisashi Ōkawa, Hiroki Oshio and Masaaki Ohba

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101060

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      Novel cyanide-bridged assemblies that have ordered alternate arrays of three types of paramagnetic metal centres were obtained from the reaction of preorganized heterobimetallic trinuclear complexes, [Cu2Ln(L)2(NO3)3] (LnIII = Gd, La) and K3[M(CN)6] (MIII = Co, Fe, Cr). These form a 1D zigzag chain that is extended by the MIII–CN–CuII linkages and exhibit different magnetic behaviour, which depends on the combination of the metal ions.

    15. Dawson Heteropoly Compounds

      Supporting the Dawson (NH4)6P2Mo18O62 Heteropoly Compound: Controlling Its Molecular Behaviour to Enhance Its Catalytic Activity in the Propene Oxidation (pages 2792–2801)

      Eglantine Arendt, Sanaa Zehri, Pierre Eloy and Eric M. Gaigneaux

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101184

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      This paper shows how supporting the Dawson (NH4)6P2Mo18O62 heteropoly compound opens up the possibility to enhance its activity in propene oxidation by controlling its molecular behaviour. The effect of parameters such as the loading of the Dawson species onto a support and the nature of its interaction is correlated with its performance.

    16. Catalytic Pollutant Oxidation

      Catalytic Oxidation of Toluene and CO over Nanocatalysts Derived from Hydrotalcite-Like Compounds (X62+Al23+): Effect of the Bivalent Cation (pages 2802–2811)

      Eric Genty, Renaud Cousin, Sylvie Capelle, Cédric Gennequin and Stéphane Siffert

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101236

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      X6Al2HT hydrotalcites, with X = Fe, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Mn or Mg, were synthesized as precursors of catalysts for the toluene and CO total oxidation reactions. The catalytic activity can be established is following order: Mn6Al2HT500 > Co6Al2HT500 = Cu6Al2HT500 > Fe6Al2HT500 > Ni6Al2HT500 >> Zn6Al2HT500 > Mg6Al2HT500.

    17. Doped Titania Catalysts

      Pd- and/or Au-Loaded Nb- and V-Doped Macro-Mesoporous TiO2 Supports as Catalysts for the Total Oxidation of VOCs (pages 2812–2818)

      Tarek Barakat, Joanna C. Rooke, Manuel Franco, Renaud Cousin, Jean-François Lamonier, Jean-Marc Giraudon, Bao-Lian Su and Stéphane Siffert

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101233

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      An investigation of the catalytic ability of Nb- and V-doped hierarchically structured TiO2 for the total oxidation of toluene was conducted. An interesting promoting effect was noted for TiO2 doped with Nb and V when compared to a macro-mesoporous titania support. This effect was also studied after the doped TiO2 materials were loaded with noble metals. The noble-metal-loaded materials displayed better catalytic performance at low conversion temperatures than the unloaded supports.

    18. Metal–Organic Frameworks

      Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Catalytic Performance of a Vanadium-Based Metal–Organic Framework (COMOC-3) (pages 2819–2827)

      Ying-Ya Liu, Karen Leus, Maciej Grzywa, David Weinberger, Katrien Strubbe, Henk Vrielinck, Rik Van Deun, Dirk Volkmer, Veronique Van Speybroeck and Pascal Van Der Voort

      Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101099

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      A vanadium-based metal–organic framework (COMOC-3) has been synthesized and fully characterized. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system with the space group C2/c (no. 15). This closed MIL-69 analogue shows excellent thermal stability and good catalytic performance in the liquid-phase oxidation of cyclohexene. The catalyst can be regenerated and reused without significant loss of activity.

    19. MRI Contrast Agents

      Silica Nanoparticles for Bimodal MRI–Optical Imaging by Grafting Gd3+ and Eu3+/Tb3+ Complexes (pages 2828–2837)

      Sonia L. C. Pinho, Henrique Faneca, Carlos F. G. C. Geraldes, João Rocha, Luís D. Carlos and Marie-Hélène Delville

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101110

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      Grafting two lanthanides, Gd3+and Eu3+/Tb3+, to a single SiO2 nanoparticle provides a bimodal bioimaging probe with luminescent and magnetic functionalities. The use of a pyridine bridge enhances the Ln3+ emission properties. After internalization in mouse macrophage cells, the bimodal probes exhibit both T1-weighted MRI increased contrast and efficient optical tracking by fluorescence.

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