Immobilization of Hydride Tungsten Complex in Microporous Structures
A hydride tungsten complex, [WH2(η2-OOCCH3)(Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2)2][BPh4], was entrapped in the interlayer of a pillared layered clay (PILC) and in NaY zeolite. The adsorption of the complex in the liquid phase was the immobilization process used. The free complex and the new materials were characterized by several techniques: structural analysis by DRX, nitrogen adsorption isotherms and spectroscopic methods (ICP-AES, FTIR and UV/Vis). Analysis of the data indicates that the tungsten(IV) complex is immobilized in the host microporous structures, and exhibit structural properties that are different from those of the free complex. These differences could arise either from distortions caused by steric effects imposed by the structures or from interactions with the host matrix.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
F. Costa et al., "Immobilization of Hydride Tungsten Complex in Microporous Structures", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1196-1200, 2006