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  • Writer's pictureCarsten Streb

Light-driven vanadate functionalization

We have recently discovered that metal-functionalization of the {V12} polyoxovanadate is controlled by light-dependent, coupled reaction equilibria. In a light-independent reaction, the native {V12} can be functionalized with Mg(II), resulting in formation of the photoactive {MgV12} species. Irradiation of this species with visible light triggers a second, light-dependent equilibrium, resulting in formation of {Mg2V12}. Internal and external stimuli, such as competing binding cations, can be used to control this functionalization. Special congrats to Dr. Stefan Repp and Moritz Remmers for the fantastic team effort!



The study is published in Nature Communications

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