Dysprosium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate


Dysprosium(III) triflate, Tris(triflato)dysprosium
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core: dysprosium
reagent type: catalyst
reaction type: Ring-Opening Polymerization

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General description

Dysprosium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate (Dysprosium(III) triflate) is a lanthanide triflate.


Catalyst for:
  • Aza-Piancatelli rearrangement
  • Friedel-Crafts alkylation
  • Ring-opening polymerization reactions
  • Microwave-assisted Kabachnik-Fields condensation
  • Cycloaddition reactions (Lewis-acid catalyst)
  • Fries rearrangement
  • Enantioselective glyoxalate-ene reactions
Dysprosium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate, a water-tolerant Lewis acid, has been used in the following studies:
  • Aldol reaction of silyl enol ethers with aldehydes.
  • As an effective catalyst for electrophilic substitution reactions of indoles with imines.
  • As catalyst for the synthesis of 4-aminocyclopentenones and functionalized azaspirocycles, via intramolecular aza-Piancatelli rearrangement.
  • As new curing initiator to study the curing of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA).


5, 25 g in glass bottle


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Respiratory system

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

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Xie, W. et al.
Synlett, 498-498 (1999)
Study of lanthanide triflates as new curing initiators for DGEBA.
Castell P, et al.
Polymer, 41(24), 8465-8474 (2000)
Direct and highly diastereoselective synthesis of azaspirocycles by a dysprosium(III) triflate catalyzed aza-Piancatelli rearrangement.
Leoni I Palmer et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 50(31), 7167-7170 (2011-06-21)
Versatile method for the synthesis of 4-aminocyclopentenones: dysprosium(III) triflate catalyzed aza-piancatelli rearrangement.
Gesine K Veits et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 49(49), 9484-9487 (2010-11-06)
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 59, 3590-3590 (1994)
The Fries rearrangement reaction is an organic name reaction which involves the conversion of phenolic esters into hydroxyaryl ketones on heating in the presence of a catalyst. Suitable catalysts for this reaction are Brønsted or Lewis acids such as HF, AlCl3, BF3, TiCl4, or SnCl4. The Fries rearrangement reaction is an ortho, para-selective reaction, and is used in the preparation of acyl phenols. This organic reaction has been named after German chemist Karl Theophil Fries.
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