Proiect PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0906 :   Project timespan   Project team   Abstract   Budget   Results  
Contract: 281/01.10.2015

Title: Polyfluorinated m-terphenyl substituents in gold, antimony and bismuth organometallic chemistry

Project timespan
2015 -- 2017

The aim of the project is the use of the polyfluorinated substituents with m-terphenyl backbone in the organometallic chemistry of gold, antimony and bismuth. Until now, for these elements, in the literature were reported only compounds with m-terphenyl groups with classical design. The use of polyfluorinated m-terphenyl substituents in the organometallic chemistry is a recent research field, practically unexplored. The variety of the existing polyfluorinated m-terphenyl substituents is limited as well. Taking into account these prerequisites, the main objectives of the project are:
i) development of a general method for the synthesis of polyfluorinated organic compounds with m-terphenyl backbone;
ii) synthesis, structural characterization and assessment of the catalytic activity of some organometallic compounds of gold, antimony and bismuth with polyfluorinated substituents with m-terphenyl backbone.
The target organometallic compounds can be used as models for the understanding of intramolecular noncovalent interactions and in the same time could present potential applications in homogenous catalysis.

Budget chapter (expenses) 2015 (lei) 2016 (lei) 2017 (lei) Total
1 Salaries 21.300 155.100 108.700 285.100
2 Inventory 0 63.651,88 122.765,33 113.651,88
3 Mobility 0 5.017,12 1.726,67 20.017,12
4 Overhead 3.195 33.565 26.055 71.739
5 Total 24.495 257.334 268.171 550.000

Milestones reached:
  • Established design for two novel polyfluorinated arenes
  • Metallation protocol for polyfluorinated arenes. Silanes with polyfluorinated aryl substituents - side topic
  • Organopnicogen(III) dihalides with polyfluorinated aryl substituents
  • Organogold(I) and organogold(III) complexes with polyfluorinated aryl substituents
  • Theoretical studies on organoelement derivatives. NBO and QTAIM studies of selected compounds
  • Polyfluorinated Functionalized m-Terphenyls in Organogold Chemistry..
    Alexandru Sava, Krisztina T. Kegyes, Bernadette C. Dan, Bianca Popuș, Ciprian I. Raț. in preparation.
  • Novel sterically hindered organopnicogen halides (provisory title).
    Marian Olaru, Jens Beckmann, Ciprian I. Raț. in preparation.
  • Copper(I) and Silver(I) Coordination Compounds with Voluminous Ligands.
    Krisztina T. Kegyes, Marian Olaru, Cristian Silvestru, Ciprian I. Raț,
    at A XXXIV-a Conferinţă Naţională de Chimie, Căciulata, October 4-7, 2016.
  • Theoretical Studies on Organosilicon Compounds with the Polyfluorinated Substituent 2,4,6-(F5C6)3C6H2.
    Marian Olaru, Ciprian I. Raț,
    at Molecular modeling in chemistry and biochemistry - MOLMOD 2016, Cluj-Napoca, November 13-15, 2016.
  • Synthesis, structural characterization and reactivity of new (E,N,E) pincer ligands.
    Alexandra M. Pop,
    at 6th Workshop of SeS Redox and Catalysis, Wroclaw, Poland, September 21-25, 2017.
Contributions to PhD Theses
  • Marian Olaru. The case study of a polyfluorinated m-terphenyl substituent in main group organometallic chemistry. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of 2,4,6-(F5C6)3C6H2-substituted organosilicon and -pnicogen compounds. PhD Thesis, Cluj-Napoca, 2016. (defended on the 27th of October 2016)
For information about unpublished results contact Dr. Ciprian I. Raț at ciprian.rat (at)