The structures of new polymeric compounds containing Cu(II) ions and btp (2,6-bis(Ń,2,4-triazolyl)pyridine) ligands have been determined. The btp ligands bridge Cu(II) ions to form double zigzag chains, [Cu(ClO 4)2(btp)2] 3 with perchlorate anions, and form single zigzag chains, [Cu(btp)(H2O)4](SO 4)·2H2O 4 with sulfate anions. The polymeric compound 3 was found to effectively catalyze the epoxide ring-opening reaction with methanol, while polymeric compound 4 was almost inactive with epoxides under the same conditions. The polymeric compound 3 showed an efficient catalytic activity and regioselective reactivity in the ring opening of epoxides and allowed reuse without a significant loss of activity through three runs with epoxides.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 7 Sep 2004|