Synthesis and structure of an air-stable hypervalent organobismuth (III) perfluorooctanesulfonate and its use as high-efficiency catalyst for Mannich-type reactions in water

Xiaowen Zhang, Shuangfeng Yin, Renhua Qiu, Jun Xia, Weili Dai, Zhenying Yu, Chak Tong Au, Wai Yeung Wong

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An air-stable hypervalent organobismuth (III) perfluorooctanesulfonate was synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and X-ray crystallographic techniques, and found to exhibit high catalytic efficiency towards one-pot Mannich-type reaction of ketones with aromatic aldehydes and aromatic amines in water. This catalyst also shows good recyclability and reusability. This catalytic system would provide a simple, efficient and 'green' avenue towards the synthesis of β-amino ketones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3559-3564
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Mannich
  • Organobismuth
  • Perfluorooctanesulfonate
  • Three-component reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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