Many uses of Keggin polyoxometalates exist today. We explored how a Keggin polyoxometalate, more specifically dodecatungstophosphate ion, interacts with different metal oxide particles such as silica and alumina. We characterized this interaction with various spectroscopic techniques, including x-ray photoelectron, Raman and infrared. This research has implications for understanding the polyoxometalate-surface interaction; once this interaction is fully understood, further applications of the combination of these two materials may be investigated.
Jennifer Bean, ’07 Iowa City, IA
Craig M. Teague, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Craig Teague