Ring-Opening of Oxiranes using Taeniolite-Supported Tris(β-Diketonato)Zirconium

Yessi Permana, Nobuyuki Ichikuni, Shogo Shimazu


A series of tris(β-diketonato)zirconium(IV) complexes was immobilized into a synthetic clay structure of Taeniolite by an ion-exchange method to generate organic/inorganic hybrid compounds. The hybrid compound served as a good catalyst for ring-opening reactions of methyl, ethyl, and dimethyl oxiranes with various alcohols to generate primary alkoxy alcohols in appreciable selectivity. This method describes a technique to immobilize cationic zirconium complexes without losing selectivity.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5614%2Fitbj.sci.2012.44.3.6


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