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ERIC Number: EJ829542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 7. Rearrangement of "trans"-Stilbene Oxide with Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate and Other Metal Triflates: A Microscale Green Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment
Christensen, James E.; Huddle, Matthew G.; Rogers, Jamie L.; Yung, Herbie; Mohan, Ram S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n9 p1274-1275 Sep 2008
Although green chemistry principles are increasingly stressed in the undergraduate curriculum, there are only a few lab experiments wherein the toxicity of reagents is taken into consideration in the design of the experiment. We report a microscale green organic chemistry laboratory experiment that illustrates the utility of metal triflates, especially bismuth triflate as a Lewis acid catalyst. Bismuth compounds are especially attractive for use as catalysts in organic synthesis because of their remarkably low toxicity, low cost, and ease of handling. (Contains 1 table and 1 scheme.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A