Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a Molybdenum(VI) Schiff base complex: Design of a new catalytic system for sustainable olefin epoxidation

Hamed Mahmoudi, Mojtaba Bagherzadeh, Saeed Ataie, Reza Kia, Seyed Heydar Moravej, Maryam Zare, Paul R. Raithby, Francesco Ferlin, Luigi Vaccaro

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Abstract

A targeted new dioxo molybdenum(VI) ONO Schiff base complex was prepared for catalyzing epoxidation of olefins in water. This complex was characterized by FT-IR, NMR, UV–Vis, and X-ray crystallography techniques. DFT calculations are additionally performed to find ground and transition states for finding electronic structure and UV–Vis assignment. Afterward, a new protocol was defined for sustainable catalytic epoxidation of olefin in water using this complex as a green catalyst, and also remarkable results are obtained, such as turn over number up to 1400.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119775
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume511
Early online date19 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Crystal structure
  • DFT study
  • Epoxidation in water
  • Mo(VI) Schiff base
  • Sustainable catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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