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Multistep Cascade Catalytic Reactions Employing Bifunctional Framework Compounds

Sarkar, A and Mistry, S and Bhattacharya, S and Natarajan, S (2023) Multistep Cascade Catalytic Reactions Employing Bifunctional Framework Compounds. In: Inorganic Chemistry .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c01243


Multistep cascade reactions are important to achieve atom as well as step economy over conventional synthesis. This approach, however, is limited due to the incompatibility of the available reactive centers in a catalyst. In the present study, new MOF compounds, [Zn2(SDBA)(3-ATZ)2]·solvent, I and II, with tetrahedral Zn centers as good Lewis acidic sites and the free amino group of the 3-amino triazole ligand as a strong Lewis base center were shown to perform 4-step cascade/tandem reaction in a facile manner. Effective conversion of benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal in the presence of excess nitromethane at 100 °C in water to 1-(1,3-dinitropropan-2-yl) benzene was achieved in 10 h with yields of ∼95% (I) and ∼94% (II). This 4-step cascade reaction proceeds via deacetalization (Lewis acid), Henry (Lewis base), and Michael (Lewis base) reactions. The present work highlights the importance of spatially separated functional groups in multistep tandem catalysis─the examples of which are not common.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 11:32
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:32
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/82763

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