Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Catalytic Property of A Zn(II) Complex with 5-Bromosalicylaldehyde Ligand

Xi Shi Tai -  College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061,, China
Peng Fei Li -  College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266061,, China
Xin Wang -  Department of Chemistry, Qinghai Normal University, Xining 810008,, China
*Li Li Liu -  College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061,, China
Received: 25 Dec 2016; Published: 28 Oct 2017.
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The study on catalytic activity of complex materials has been one of the hot spots in coordination  chemistry. In order to extensively study the catalytic activity of complexes, a new six-coordination Zn(II) complex material, [ZnL2(H2O)2] (C1) (HL = 5-bromosalicylaldehyde), has been prepared with 5-bromosalicylaldehyde, NaOH, and Zn(CH3COO)2·2H2O as raw materials. The structure of C1 was determined by elemental analysis, IR spectra, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The Zn(II) complex shows a moderate catalytic activity for A3 coupling reaction of benzaldehyde, piperidine, and phenylacetylene with the benzaldehyde conversion reached 54.6 %. Furthermore, the Zn(II) complex catalyst exhibited 54.8 %, 53.8 %, and 54.4 % conversions of benzaldehyde in the second, third, and fourth cycles, respectively.  In addition, the Zn(II) complex features a selectivity of 100 % to the     product of propargylamine for the A3 coupling reaction. Copyright © 2017 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 25th December 2016; Revised: 10th March 2017; Accepted: 10th March 2017; Available online: 273th October 2017; Published regularly: December 2017

How to Cite: Tai, X.S., Li, P.F., Wang, X., Liu, L.L. (2017). Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Catalytic Property of A Zn(II) Complex with 5-Bromosalicylaldehyde Ligand. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12(3): 364-369 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.3.876.364-369)


Zn(II) complex material; Synthesis; Structural characterization; Catalytic property; Ligand

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