Metal Complex Catalyzed Oxidations of Organic Compounds:

Oxidation reactions are some of the most useful chemical transformations. The finding of efficient catalysts for the selective insertion of one oxygen atom from oxygen donors, like iodosylbenzene, dioxygen, hydrogen peroxide, alkylhydroperoxide, or sodium hypochlorite into various organic molecules, under mild conditions, remains a difficult challenge in the fields of chemical and biological catalysis.

Synthesis of Inorganic Complexes:

The synthesis of transition metal complexes with new ligand systems may lead to novel structures, whose chemical properties and catalytic activity will be studied.

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M. Amini, M.M. Haghdoost, M. Bagherzadeh, Oxido-peroxido molybdenum(VI) complexes in catalytic and stoichiometric oxidations, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2013, 257, 1093-1121.

M. Bagherzadeh, S. Ghazali-Esfahani, Efficient recyclable catalytic system for deoxygenation of sulfoxides: catalysis of ionic liquid-molybdenum complexes in ionic liquid solution, New J. Chem., 2012, 36, 971-976.

M. Bagherzadeh, M. Zare, V. Amani, A. Ellern, L.K. Woo, Dioxo and oxo-peroxo molybdenum(VI) complexes bearing salicylidene 2-picoloyl hydrazone: Structures and catalytic performances, Polyhedron, 2013, 53, 223-229.

M. Bagherzadeh, R. Latifi, L. Tahsini, M. Amini, Catalytic oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxide using manganese(III) complexes..., Catal. Commun., 2008, 10, 196-200.