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Synthesis, Properties Characterization and Applications of Various Organobismuth Compounds

State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
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Molecules 2011, 16(5), 4191-4230;
Received: 15 April 2011 / Revised: 9 May 2011 / Accepted: 12 May 2011 / Published: 20 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Chemistry)


Organobismuth chemistry was emphasized in this review article due to the low price, low toxicity and low radioactivity characteristics of bismuth. As an environmentally-friendly class of organometallic compounds, different types of organobismuth compounds have been used in organic synthesis, catalysis, materials, etc. The synthesis and property characterization of many organobismuth compounds had been summarized. This review article also presented a survey of various applications of organobismuth compounds in organic transformations, as reagents or catalysts. The reactivity, reaction pathways and mechanisms of reactions with organobismuths were discussed. Less common and limiting aspects of organobismuth compounds were also briefly mentioned. View Full-Text
Keywords: organobismuth compounds; synthesis; properties; reagent; catalyst organobismuth compounds; synthesis; properties; reagent; catalyst

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Luan, J.; Zhang, L.; Hu, Z. Synthesis, Properties Characterization and Applications of Various Organobismuth Compounds. Molecules 2011, 16, 4191-4230.

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