Catalytic, Tunable, One-Step Bismuth(III) Triflate Reaction with Alcohols: Dehydration Versus Dimerization.

Author(s) Kolsi, L.E.; Yli-Kauhaluoma, J.; Moreira, V.M.
Journal ACS Omega
Date Published 2018 Aug 31
Abstract

Bi(OTf)·HO is a powerful catalyst for the dehydration of tertiary alcohols into alkenes in apolar solvents. The reaction proceeds smoothly and selectively, with amounts as low as 0.01 mol % catalyst, in yields up to 93%. Moreover, in polar solvents, Bi(OTf)·HO (0.1-1 mol %) selectively catalyzes the dimerization of the alcohols instead, forming new C-C bonds, in yields up to 96%. This mild, efficient, economic, and eco-friendly method is applicable across different chemical classes and amenable to several functional groups.

DOI 10.1021/acsomega.8b01401
ISSN 2470-1343
Citation Kolsi LE, Yli-Kauhaluoma J, Moreira VM. Catalytic, Tunable, One-Step Bismuth(III) Triflate Reaction with Alcohols: Dehydration Versus Dimerization. ACS Omega. 2018;3(8):8836-8842.

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