Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 365–370 | Cite as

A Silicotungstate-Based Silver(I) Compound with Octanuclear Core: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Luminescent Property

  • Qin Guo
  • Cheng-Yuan Zhu
  • Yan-Li Gai
  • Yi Zhu
  • Wen-Yan Cai
  • Bing Liang
  • Wen-Shu Zhang
  • Ke-Cai XiongEmail author
  • Qing-Fu ZhangEmail author
Original Paper


A novel silicotungstate-based silver(I) compound, formulated as [{Ag8(H3mtz)12}{SiW12O40}2]·8H2O (1) (H3mtz = 3-Mercapto-1,2,4-triazole) has been hydrothermally synthesized. This compound was identified by the single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and also characterized by FT-IR, UV, TG, PXRD and elemental analyses. The data show that it possesses the octanuclear silver(I) clusters and the anionic silicotungstates, which were connected via the hydrogen bonds and weak Ag–O bonds. Interestingly, the estimated optical bandgap of compound 1 is 1.95 eV, which falls into the range of semiconductors.


Polyoxometalate Silver(I)-based cluster Crystal structure Luminescence 



We are thankful for financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21501076 and 21501075), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province of China (No. BK20150226), Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (No. KYCX17_1580), Undergraduate Students Project of Jiangsu Province, TAPP of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, and PAPD of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qin Guo
    • 1
  • Cheng-Yuan Zhu
    • 1
  • Yan-Li Gai
    • 1
  • Yi Zhu
    • 1
  • Wen-Yan Cai
    • 1
  • Bing Liang
    • 1
  • Wen-Shu Zhang
    • 1
  • Ke-Cai Xiong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qing-Fu Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Materials ScienceJiangsu Normal UniversityXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringLiaocheng UniversityLiaochengPeople’s Republic of China

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