Molybdenum (II) Acetate Dimer

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Molybdenum (II) acetate dimer is a diamagnetic, air-stable, yellow to yellow-green needles or powder to be used as a chemical raw material, which can be slightly soluble in organic solvents but is insoluble in water. Its CAS number is 4221-06-8 and molecular formula is C8H12Mo2O8. Molybdenum acetate is a landmark example of a compound having a metal-metal quadruple bond.

Basic Information

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Physical & Chemical Properties

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Health & Safety Information

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Production Method

1. Synthesis of molybdenum (II) acetate dimer by acetic acid and molybdenum hexacarbonyl with about 90% yield.
2. Synthesis of molybdenum (II) acetate dimer by molybdenum hexacarbonyl.


Oxides should be avoided under stable and normal temperature and pressure. Stored in normal temperature, and in a cool, ventilated, dry place, avoid direct sunlight.


Rare metal compounds for industrial use.

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