Synlett 2005(17): 2699-2700  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-917080
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Bismuth(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate - A Versatile Reagent in Organic Synthesis

Varughese Alexander Mulamoottil*
Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, ­University of Mumbai, N. M. Parekh Road, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019 India
e-Mail: mva_sds@yahoo.co.in;
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Publication Date:
05 October 2005 (online)

Introduction

The use of bismuth(III) derivatives as catalysts in organic synthesis has increased considerably. This new interest in bismuth is easily justified by its user-friendly ecological behavior. [1] The catalytic properties of bismuth(III) compounds have been investigated during the past few years. Bismuth nitrate pentahydrate [Bi(NO3)3·5H2O] is one such addition to the list of compounds exploited under this class. It is relatively nontoxic and insensitive to air. It is commercially available and inexpensive.

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