Synthesis of dendritic polyoxometalate complexes assembled by ionic bonding and their function as recoverable and reusable oxidation catalysts

Lauriane Plault, Andreas Hauseler, Sylvain Nlate, Didier Astruc, Jaime Ruiz, Sylvain Gatard, Ronny Neumann

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Regenerable and reusable dendritic catalysts have been synthesized by the ionic assembly of polyammonium dendrimers and polyoxometalate (POM) trianionic units. These dendrimers (see example depicted, in which the POM is [PO 4{WO(O2)2}4]3-) are found to catalyze, at ambient temperature, the quantitative epoxidation of olefins by H2O2 in water/ CDCl3 and the selective and quantitative oxidation of thioanisole to its sulfone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2924-2928
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2004



  • Dendrimers
  • Epoxidation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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