AMPC  Vol.2 No.4 , December 2012
Facile and Green Synthesis of α,β-Unsaturated Ketone Catalyzed by Air-Stable Organobismuth Complex
Air-stable cationic organobismuth complexes (2-5) possessing both acidic and basic characters were synthesized. The catalyst system that comprises an air-stable bifunctional Lewis acidic/basic organobismuth complex and [Bmim]BF4 showed high catalytic activity, diastereoselec-tivity, stability, and reusability in the one-pot synthesis of (E)-α,β-unsaturat-ed ketones through highly selective crossed-condensation of ketones and aldehydes. Through switching the reaction from homogeneous to heterogeneous, the system shows facile separation ability and facile reusability.

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R. Qiu, Y. Qiu, Z. Meng, X. Song, Z. Jia, S. Yin, C. Tong Au and W. Wong, "Facile and Green Synthesis of α,β-Unsaturated Ketone Catalyzed by Air-Stable Organobismuth Complex," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 142-145. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B037.
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