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    • Keywords


      Bimetallic synergic effect; hydrolysis; carboxylic acid ester; kinetics.

    • Abstract


      Two 𝜇-alkoxide/acetate-bridged small molecule binuclear copper(II) complexes were synthesized, and used to promote the hydrolysis of a classic carboxylic acid ester, 𝑝-nitrophenyl picolinate (PNPP). Both binuclear complexes exhibited good hydrolytic reactivity, giving rise to 𝑐𝑎. 15547- and 17462-fold acceleration over background value for PNPP hydrolysis at neutral conditions, respectively. For comparing, activities of the other two mononuclear analogues were evaluated, revealing that binuclear complexes show approximately 150- and 171-fold kinetic advantage over their mononuclear analogues.

    • Author Affiliations


      Weidong Jiang1 2 Bin Xu1 2 Zhen Xiang1 2 Shengtian Huang1 2 Fuan Liu2 Ying Wang1 2

      1. School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, Zigong 643000, China
      2. Key Laboratory of Green Catalysis of Sichuan Institute of High Education, Zigong 643000, China
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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