Synthesis and Characterization of Ammonium Decavanadate (V)
It is known that various polyoxovanadates interact specifically with enzymes, which is the main way of their biochemical activity. Therefore we have synthesized ammonium decavanadate, (NH4)6V10O28·6H2O. The novel compound was characterized by elemental and thermal analysis, X-ray powder and single crystal diffraction and IR and Raman spectroscopy. Its conductive properties have been studied, too. The spectroscopic analysis has shown the presence of hydrogen bonds of different strengths. In order to improve the biochemical activity of this compound and having in mind the presence of strong hydrogen bonds, we essayed the synthesis of complex of polyoxovanadate with alanine. The obtained product was characterized by the mentioned methods.
Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic, Djan I. Rakovic
M.R. Todorović et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Ammonium Decavanadate (V)", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 494, pp. 351-356, 2005