Dioxidomolybdenum(VI) and -tungsten(VI) Complexes with Tripodal Amino Bisphenolate Ligands as Epoxidation and Oxo-transfer Catalysts
Hossain, M. K., Schachner, J. A., Haukka, M., Lehtonen, A., Mösch-Zanetti, N. C., & Nordlander, E. (2017). Dioxidomolybdenum(VI) and -tungsten(VI) Complexes with Tripodal Amino Bisphenolate Ligands as Epoxidation and Oxo-transfer Catalysts. Polyhedron, 134, 275-281. doi:10.1016/j.poly.2017.04.036
DisciplineEpäorgaaninen ja analyyttinen kemia
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The molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes [MO2(L)] (M = Mo (1), W (2), H2L = bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butybenzyl)morpholinylethylamine) were synthesized and the complexes were used to catalyze oxotransfer reactions, viz. sulfoxidation, epoxidation and benzoin oxidation. For comparison, the same reactions were catalyzed using the known complexes [MO2(L′)] (M = Mo (3), W (4), H2L′ = bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butybenzyl)ethanolamine) and [MO2(L″)] (M = Mo (5), W (6), H2L″ = bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert-butybenzyl)diethyleneglycolamine). The oxo atom transfer activity between DMSO and benzoin at 120 °C was identical for all studied catalysts. Reasonable catalytic activity was observed for sulfoxidation by the molybdenum complexes, but all tungsten complexes were found to be inactive. Similarly, the molybdenum complex 1 exhibited relatively good epoxidation activity, while the corresponding tungsten complex 2 catalyzed only the epoxidation of cis-cyclooctene with low activity.