Molybdenum and its Compounds: Applications, Electrochemical Properties and Geological Implications


Viswanathan S. Saji, PhD – The University of Adelaide, School of Chemical Engineering, Adelaide, Australia; Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry, Korea University, Sejong, Republic of Korea
Sergey I. Lopatin – St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI048000

Molybdenum and its compounds (oxides, sulphides, carbides, nitrides, selenides, molybdates and molybdenum complexes) have a number of applications in alloys, catalysts, electrochromics, sensors, capacitors, batteries, solar cells and so on. Promising works on their nanostructures have been reported as a means to enhance the performance of materials. The present book is an edited volume on molybdenum and its compounds in different applications. There are chapters concentrating on molybdenum and its alloys, molybdenum oxides, molybdenum sulphides, molybdenum carbides, molybdenum nitrides, molybdenum selenides, molybdenum blues, Keplerate-type molecular spheres, molybdenum complexes and molybdates.

The book has been divided into four parts with a total of 21 chapters. The first part entitled ‘Fabrication and Applications’ include chapters focusing on Keplerate type molecular spheres, molybdenum blues, molybdenum (VI) oxides, molybdenum oxide glasses, molybdate-technetium-99m generators, molybdenum compounds in energy storage and conversion, molybdenum based hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts, molybdenum based heterogeneous catalysts, molybdenum cyclopentadienyl carbonyl complex catalysts, polymer-molybdenum diselenide solid electrolytes, and photomagnetism in octacyanomolybdates.

The second and third parts focus on ‘Electrochemical properties’ and ‘Thermodynamic and Kinetic properties’ respectively. The electrochemical section has chapters on electrochemical characteristics of molybdenum and its oxides such as redox transition, pseudocapacitance, corrosion, electrochromism, anodic oxidation and transpassivity. There are chapters on electrodeposition of molybdenum, molybdenum carbides and nickel-molybdenum alloys from ionic melts or aqueous electrolytes. The ‘Thermodynamic and Kinetic’ section has three chapters on gaseous molybdates, high temperature molybdenum oxidation and nanometric carbides of molybdenum-titanium-carbon system.

The fourth part of the book entitled “Geological and Metallurgical studies” has a few selected chapters on geological implications of molybdenum which includes a chapter on recent methodologies for molybdenum determination in geological matrices and a chapter on molybdenum distributions and controls in groundwater. The final chapter of the book deals with refining of low grade molybdenite concentrates.

With its notable editors and team of expert contributors, the book is a handy reference tool for researchers working with molybdenum and its compounds in various applications.

Table of Contents


Part I. Fabrication and Applications

Chapter 1. “Sizing” Giant Molybdenum‐Oxide‐Based Molecular Spheres of the Keplerate Type
Sabyasachi Sarkar

Chapter 2. Molybdenum Blue: A Rendezvous with Colloid and Coordination Chemistry
Soumyajit Roy

Chapter 3. Molybdenum-Based Compounds for Energy Storage and Conversion
Qamar Abbas and Yogesh Kumar

Chapter 4. Molybdenum-Based Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation by Water Electrolysis
Viswanathan S. Saji

Chapter 5. Recent Developments in Molybdenum (VI) Oxide Preparation and Application
Nguyen Huu Huy Phuc, Hiroyuki Muto and Noriyoshi Kakuta

Chapter 6. Molybdenum Oxide: Its Positive Action on Ionic Glassy Conductors
M. A. Frechero, P. E. diPrátula, E. Cardillo and S. Terny

Chapter 7. Molecular Oxygen Activation by Oxo-Molybdenum as a Heterogeneous Catalytic System
Nelson J. Castellanos

Chapter 8. Molybdenum-Based Cyclopentadienyl Carbonyl Complexes as Precursors for Epoxidation Catalysts
A. Sakthivel andM. Sathiyendiran

Chapter 9. Photomagnetism in Octacyanomolybdates of the Square Antiprism Configuration
Jun Ohara and Shoji Yamamoto

Chapter 10. Molybdates As Matrices of 99mTc Generators
F. Monroy-Guzman

Chapter 11. Intercalation of Solid Polymer Electrolytes into Molybdenum Diselenide
Hao Xu, Rabin Bissessur and Douglas C. Dahn.

Part II. Electrochemical Properties

Chapter 12. Electrochemical Behaviours  of Mo/Mo-Oxides
Viswanathan S. Saji and Chi-Woo Lee

Chapter 13. Mechanism of Anodic Oxidation and Transpassive Dissolution of Molybdenum
Iva Betova

Chapter 14. Electrodeposition of Nickel-Molybdenum Alloys
Manoj Kumar Tripathi and V. B. Singh

Chapter 15. Molybdenum in Ionic Melts: Electrodeposition of Molybdenum and Molybdenum Carbides and Their Electrochemical Behaviors
V. Malyshev, N. Uskova, S. Kochetova, A. Savchuk, A. Gab, D. Shakhnin, A. Pisanenko, N. Tumanova and I. Astrelin

Part III. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies

Chapter 16. Thermodynamic Properties and  Structure of Gaseous Molybdates
Sergey I. Lopatin, Sergey M. Shugurov and Ksenia A. Emelyanova

Chapter 17. Kinetics of Molybdenum Oxidation between 375 and 500ºC
Georgina De Micco, Horacio E. Nassini and Ana E. Bohé

Chapter 18. Synthesis and Properties of Nanometric Carbides in the Mo-Ti-C System
Anna Biedunkiewicz, Marta Krawczyk, Urszula Gabriel-Polrolniczak and Pawel Figiel

Part IV. Geological and Metallurgical Studies

Chapter 19. Recent Methodologies for Molybdenum Determination in Geological Matrices
Arabinda K. Das, M. Luisa Cervera and Miguel de la Guardia

Chapter 20. Molybdenum Distributions and Controls in Groundwater from the Pampean Aquifer of La Pampa Province, Argentina
Pauline L. Smedley and Hugo B. Nicolli

Chapter 21. Refining of Low-Grade Molybdenite Concentrate
T. R. Mankhand

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