Synthesis of amine-phenol ligands in water – a simple demonstration of a hydrophobic effect

Kerton, Francesca M. and Collins, Kayla L. and Corbett, Lacey J. and Butt, Samantha M. and Madhurambal, Guruswamy (2008) Synthesis of amine-phenol ligands in water – a simple demonstration of a hydrophobic effect. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 1 (1). pp. 31-35. ISSN 1751-7192

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Abstract

The synthesis in water of a series of tetradentate amine-phenol ligands derived from formaldehyde, 2,4-disubstituted phenols and amines is presented. These molecules, which are used in catalyst development, include 4,6-di-alkyl-2-bis(2-methoxyethyl)aminomethylphenols and 4,6-di-tert-amyl-2-bis(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)aminomethylphenols. Yields were generally greater than reactions performed in methanol and near quantitative for hydrophobic phenols.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6008
Item ID: 6008
Keywords: Amine-phenol, Mannich condensation, water, hydrophobic, ligand
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Chemistry
Date: 20 March 2008
Date Type: Publication
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