Synthesis and Structure of Binuclear O/S-Bridged Organobismuth Complexes and Their Cooperative Catalytic Effect on CO2 Fixation (pages 404–410)
Dr. Renhua Qiu, Zhengong Meng, Prof. Dr. Shuangfeng Yin, Xingxing Song, Dr. Nianyuan Tan, Dr. Yongbo Zhou, Kun Yu, Xinhua Xu, Prof. Dr. Shenglian Luo, Prof. Dr. Chak-Tong Au and Prof. Dr. Wai-Yeung Wong
Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201200030
Bridge the gap: Three air-stable binuclear sulfur-bridged organobismuth complexes have been synthesized and were found to show high cooperative catalytic effect on CO2 transformation into cyclic carbonates with epoxides (see scheme). By using a sulfur atom for bridging and varying the nitrogen substituent, one can regulate the ligand system of the bismuth centers to mimic those of the natural metalloenzymes.