A polymer supported Cu(i) catalyst for the 'click reaction' in aqueous media

Rafique Ul Islam, Abu Taher, Meenakshi Choudhary, Michael J. Witcomb, Kaushik Mallick

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Polymer stabilized monovalent copper has been synthesized using an in situ chemical transformation route and was characterized by means of different microscopic, optical and surface characterization techniques, which offered information about the chemical structure of the polymer and the morphology of the complex. The supramolecular material, Cu(i)-poly(2-aminobenzoic acid), denoted Cu(i)-pABA, showed catalytic activity for the cycloaddition reaction between terminal alkynes and azides to synthesize 1,2,3-triazoles with excellent yields. The catalyst was recovered from the reaction mixture and recycled several times without an appreciable loss of catalytic activity. The whole strategy was done under ambient conditions and in the presence of water as a solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1349
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number3
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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