Environmentally Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth(III) Compounds

Ram S. Mohan, Scott W. Krabbe

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Abstract With increasing environmental concerns, the need for environmentally friendly organic synthesis has gained increased importance. In this regard, bismuth (III) compounds are especially attractive as “green” reagents and catalysts for organic synthesis. Bismuth(III) compounds are remarkably nontoxic, relatively air and moisture stable, and easy to handle. The contributions from our laboratory in the last 5 years in the field of applications of bismuth(III) compounds as catalysts are presented.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalTopics in Current Chemistry
StatePublished - 2012


  • Acetals
  • Acylals
  • Allylations
  • Bismuth(III)
  • 3
  • 4-Dihydro-2H-1-benzopyrans
  • Ene reactions
  • Epoxide-olefin cyclizations
  • Piperidines
  • Tetrahydroquinolines
  • THP ethers


  • Organic Chemistry

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