Crystal structure of an unsymmetrical Schiff base, immobilization of its cobalt and manganese complexes on a silica support, and catalytic studies

Durak D., Delikanli A., DEMETGÜL C., KANİ İ., SERİN S.

TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY, vol.38, no.2, pp.199-206, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11243-012-9678-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-206
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


An unsymmetrical tetradentate Schiff base (H2L) was synthesized by the reaction of 3-methoxysalicylaldehyde, o-phenylenediamine, and salicylaldehyde in EtOH. H2L was characterized by single-crystallographic X-ray analysis. Its Co(II) and Mn(III) complexes ([CoL] and [MnLCl]) were prepared and immobilized on 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane functionalized silica gel. The immobilized materials were found to be efficient catalysts for epoxidation of styrene in the presence of tert-BuOOH in acetonitrile at 40 A degrees C. The catalysts can be reused several times without significant loss of performance.