Document Type: Original Article
Department of Chemistry, Hyderabad University, India
The synthesis and characterization of an organic-inorganic hybrid compound (MoO3.PABA) is presented. This nanostructured hybrid characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric study, X-ray powder diffraction analysis and scanning electron microscopy. It verified that this compound consists of two–dimensional chains of molybdenum oxides in which organic ligands directly coordinated to the oxide layers. This nanohybrid is a new form of molybdenum oxide hybrid with a good potentials of being employed as an efficient catalyst in oxygen atom transfer reactions.