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Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity of A New Mn(II) Complex with 1,4-Phenylenediacetic Acid and 1,10-Phenanthroline

1College of Information and Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, China

2College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266061, China

Received: 5 Mar 2017; Revised: 7 Jun 2017; Accepted: 12 Jul 2017; Available online: 22 Jan 2018; Published: 2 Apr 2018.
Editor(s): Istadi Istadi
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A new Mn(II) complex material has been synthesized by one-pot reaction of Mn(CH3COO)2·4H2O, 1,4-phenylenediacetic (H2L), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), and NaOH in water/ethanol (v:v = 1:1) solution. The structure of Mn(II) complex was determined by elemental analysis, FTIR, and X-ray single-crystal diffraction analysis. The results reveal that Mn(II) complex was constructed by a monodentate 1,4-phenylenediacetate ligand, two phen ligands, a coordinated water molecule, 0.5 uncoordinated 1,4-phenylenediacetate ligand and six uncoordinated water molecules. The complex molecules form 1D chain structure by the π-π interaction of phen molecules. The catalytic activity of Mn(II) complex for coupling of benzaldehyde, phenylacetylene and piperidine in 1,4-dioxane has also been  investigated  and the maximum yield of propargylamine is up to 72.2 % after 12 h at 120 oC. 

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Keywords: Mn(II) complex; Phenanthroline; Catalytic activity; Mn(II) complex
Funding: he National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21171132), the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong (ZR2014BL003), the project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program (J14LC01) and Science Foundation of Weifang

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