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Polyoxomolybdate-Calix[4]arene Hybrid: A Catalyst for Sulfoxidation Reactions with Hydrogen Peroxide

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posted on 2015-10-16, 00:00 authored by Sara Meninno, Alessandro Parrella, Giovanna Brancatelli, Silvano Geremia, Carmine Gaeta, Carmen Talotta, Placido Neri, Alessandra Lattanzi
An easily accessible polyoxomolybdate–calix[4]­arene hybrid 1 has been synthesized and applied as a heterogeneous catalyst in the sulfoxidation of thioethers to sulfoxides and to sulfones under strictly stoichiometric amounts of 30% H2O2 in CH3CN as the solvent. This study represents the first promising example of successful employment of calixarenes–polyoxometalate (POM) hybrid materials in the area of catalytic oxidations.