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batho- +‎ phenanthroline


bathophenanthroline (countable and uncountable, plural bathophenanthrolines)

  1. (organic chemistry) The heterocycle 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline, used chiefly as a metal complexing agent
    • 2000 March 3, Gerd-Jan ten Brink et al., “Green, Catalytic Oxidation of Alcohols in Water”, in Science[1], volume 287, number 5458, DOI:10.1126/science.287.5458.1636, pages 1636-1639:
      A water-soluble palladium(II) bathophenanthroline complex is a stable recyclable catalyst for the selective aerobic oxidation of a wide range of alcohols to aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids in a biphasic water-alcohol system.