Chinese Journal of Applied Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (6): 625-644.DOI: 10.11944/j.issn.1000-0518.2018.06.170292

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Research Progress of Polyoxometalates and Their Self-aggregation Behaviors in Solution

DANG Lifang,WANG Ruixin(),XIE Meina,JIAO Weizhou   

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Technology,North University of China,Taiyuan 030051,China
  • Received:2017-08-21 Accepted:2017-11-07 Published:2018-06-01 Online:2018-05-28
  • Contact: WANG Ruixin
  • Supported by:
    Supported by Program for Out-standing Innovative Teams of Higher Learning Institutions of Shanxi(No.201510), the Shanxi Province Key Laboratory of Higee-Oriented Chemical Engineering(No.CZL201506)


Polyoxometalate(POM) is an anion cluster composed of transition metal and oxygen atoms. Due to its special molecular structure and excellent physical and chemical properties, POM has a wide range of applications in catalysis, surface and supramolecular chemistry, as well as biological, pharmaceutical, and material sciences. POM in dilute aqueous solution can occur self-aggregation, forming a “ordered aggregates structure” similar to the structure of amphiphilic molecule in solution, which gives new structure and property for the development of new nano-devices and in the field of catalysis, medicines and other applications. This review briefly introduced the structure, properties and applications of POM, and summarized the research status and new progress of self-aggregation of POM in solution.

Key words: polyoxometalate, organic/polyoxometalate hybrids, self -aggregation, vesicles