Few layer 2D pnictogens catalyze the alkylation of soft nucleophiles with esters

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Lloret Segura VJ, Angel Rivero-Crespo M, Alejandro Vidal-Moya J, Wild S, Domenech-Carbo A, Heller B, Shin S, Steinrück HP, Maier F, Hauke F, Varela M, Hirsch A, Leyva-Perez A, Abellan Saez G
Journal: Nature Communications
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 10
ISSN: 2041-1723


Abstract

Group 15 elements in zero oxidation state (P, As, Sb and Bi), also called pnictogens, are rarely used in catalysis due to the difficulties associated in preparing well-structured and stable materials. Here, we report on the synthesis of highly exfoliated, few layer 2D phosphorene and antimonene in zero oxidation state, suspended in an ionic liquid, with the native atoms ready to interact with external reagents while avoiding aerobic or aqueous decomposition pathways, and on their use as efficient catalysts for the alkylation of nucleophiles with esters. The few layer pnictogen material circumvents the extremely harsh reaction conditions associated to previous superacid-catalyzed alkylations, by enabling an alternative mechanism on surface, protected from the water and air by the ionic liquid. These 2D catalysts allow the alkylation of a variety of acid-sensitive organic molecules and giving synthetic relevancy to the use of simple esters as alkylating agents.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abellan Saez, Gonzalo Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Hauke, Frank Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Heller, Bettina
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Hirsch, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Lloret Segura, Vicente Josep
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Maier, Florian Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Shin, Sunghwan Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Steinrück, Hans-Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
Wild, Stefan
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II


External institutions with authors

Polytechnic University of Valencia / Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
University of València / Universitat de València


How to cite

APA:
Lloret Segura, V.J., Angel Rivero-Crespo, M., Alejandro Vidal-Moya, J., Wild, S., Domenech-Carbo, A., Heller, B.,... Abellan Saez, G. (2019). Few layer 2D pnictogens catalyze the alkylation of soft nucleophiles with esters. Nature Communications, 10. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-08063-3

MLA:
Lloret Segura, Vicente Josep, et al. "Few layer 2D pnictogens catalyze the alkylation of soft nucleophiles with esters." Nature Communications 10 (2019).

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