Application of (C4H12N2)2[BiCl6]Cl·H2O/SiO2 in the synthesis of hydratropic aldehyde and its analogs

Shipeng Nie, Wei Shen, Yuhua Gao, Yan Tang, Xiang Zhang, Xiaoyu Gu, Hongfei Lu

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A highly efficient and facile procedure for the rearrangement various epoxides to carbonyl aldehydes by the catalytic system (C4H12N2)2[BiCl6]Cl·H2O/SiO2 at room temperature is developed. The methodology is applicable to a wide range of substrates. The catalyst is air-stable and environmentally friendly and can be recycled multiple times without noticeably losing its catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2393-2398
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Epoxides
  • Hydratropic aldehyde
  • Lewis acid catalyst
  • Rearrangement

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