Two new organic-inorganic hybrid compounds induced by γ-[Mo8O26]4− and [PMo12O40]3−

Two new organic–inorganic hybrid compounds, [CuII(btb)1.5(γ-Mo8O26)0.5(H2O)]·2H2O (1) and [CuII2(btb)4(PMoVMoVI11O40)]·2H2O (2) (btb = 4-butyl-1,4-bis(1,2,4-triazole), have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, IR spectra and elemental analyses. In 1, there exists a ladder-like metal-organic chain with the bidentate [γ-Mo8O26]4− anions inserting into the grids. Adjacent chains share the same Cu-btb lines of the ladder to form a 2-D layer. Compound 2 also has a ladder-like metal-organic chain. The tetradentate [PMo12O40]3− anions embed in the grids. The same Cu-btb line is shared by adjacent chains to build a 2-D layer. The btb ligands link adjacent layers to form a 3-D framework. Moreover, we also have investigated the electrochemical and photocatalytic properties of 1 and 2.