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Transformation of One-Dimensional Achiral Structure to Three-Dimensional Chiral Structure: Mechanistic Study and Catalytic Activities of Chiral Structure

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posted on 23.11.2016, 13:20 by Purna Chandra Rao, Sonu Pratap Chaudhary, Denis Kuznetsov, Sukhendu Mandal
We have isolated two copper-based coordination polymers through solvent diffusion and solvothermal methods using copper salt, furan dicarboxylic acid (FDC), 4,4′-bipyridine (bpy) in MeOH/​ethylene glycol, and water solvents. Compound 1 is adopting P21/c space group and adopts a one-dimensional wirelike structure with a free carboxylate anion. Compound 2 crystallizes in chiral space group P65. This is a three-dimensional structure with helical chains. This helicity might be the reason for chiral generation and symmetry breaking. We have converted compound 1 to compound 2 using grinding, followed by a solvothermal method. The circular dichroism data of 2 showed that it is an enantioenriched compound. We have shown that compound 2 is a very good catalyst for chemo- and regioselective enamination reaction and for azide–alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition, respectively.

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