Highly efficient and selective synthesis of (E)-α,β-unsaturated ketones by crossed condensation of ketones and aldehydes catalyzed by an air-stable cationic organobismuth perfluorooctanesulfonate

Renhua Qiu, Yimiao Qiu, Shuangfeng Yin, Xinhua Xu, Shenglian Luo, Chak Tong Au, Wai Yeung Wong, Shigeru Shimada

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An air-stable cationic organobismuth perfluorooctanesulfonate possessing both acidic and basic characters was synthesized, and showed high catalytic activity, diastereoselectivity, stability, and reusability in the one-pot synthesis of (E)-α,β-unsaturated ketones through highly selective crossed condensation of ketones and aldehydes in water. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • (e)-α,β-unsaturated ketones
  • Crossed condensation
  • Diastereoselectivity
  • Organobismuth compounds
  • Perfluorooctanesulfonates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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