Organic reactions in ionic liquids: An efficient method for the synthesis of phenacyl esters by reaction of carboxylic acids with α- bromoacetophenone promoted by potassium fluoride

Yi Hu*, Jue Chen, Zhang Gao Le, Zhen Chu Chen, Qin Guo Zheng

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Abstract

An efficient method is reported for the synthesis of phenacyl esters by reaction of carboxylic acids with α-bromoacetophenone promoted by potassium fluoride in ionic liquid [Bmim]PF6, the yield of the reaction is almost quantitative and the products are essentially pure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Chemical Letters
Volume16
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Ionic liquids
  • Phenacyl esters
  • Potassium fluoride

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