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  • 1 Universidad de la Laguna Departamento de Química Inorgánica E-38200 La Laguna Tenerife Canary Islands E-38200 La Laguna Tenerife Canary Islands
  • 2 Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de Málaga Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografia y Mineralogía E-29071 Málaga Spain E-29071 Málaga Spain
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Molybdotellurates [M(H2O)6]3[TeMo6O24], with M=Ni(II) and Co(II), were synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction for compound 1 and X-ray powder diffraction for compound 2, EDAX, IR, electronic spectra in the solid phase and in solution, and magnetic properties. Thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry of both compounds revealed a loss of 11 water molecules through an endothermal process with ΔH=800 kJ mol−1 for the nickel compound and ΔH=833 kJ mol−1 for the cobalt compound. The residual compounds were characterized by chemical analysis, IR and XPS spectroscopy