Solvothermally derived Me2(H2O)4(5SSA)3·DMF and Me2(H2O)4(4NSA)2·DMF: Application as Biginelli reaction catalysts

  • Andrius Laurikėnas
  • Fatma Yalçin
  • Robertas Žilinskas
  • Ayse Uztetik Morkan
  • Albinas Žilinskas
  • Izzet Amour Morkan
  • Aivaras Kareiva
Keywords: solvothermal synthesis, hybrid organic-inorganic compounds, Biginelli reaction, catalytic activity


The solvothermal synthesis between Me(NO3)x ∙ yH2O (Mex+ = Fe3+, Ni2+, Mn2+, Co2+, Cu2+) and respectively 4-nitrosalycilic (4NSA) and 5-sulfosalicylic (5SSA) acids produced hybrid organic-inorganic compounds composed of Mex+ ions and organic fragments which include three different functional groups, carboxylic, hydroxyl and sulfonic, each coordinated to the Mex+ ions. The phase and chemical composition, microstructure and properties of Me2(H2O)4(5SSA)3·DMF and Me2(H2O)4(4NSA)2·DMF (DMF – dimethylformamide) hybrid compounds were evaluated and discussed. The synthesised materials were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The catalytic properties of the obtained compounds were also investigated.
Inorganic Chemistry