Organic Reactions in Ionic Liquids: Ionic Liquid-Accelerated Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction of α-Tosyloxyketones with Potassium Salts of Aromatic Acids

Zhi Liu, Zhen Chu Chen*, Qin Guo Zheng

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Abstract

The room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([bmim][BF4]) is used as a 'green' recyclable alternative to classical molecular solvents for the nucleophilic substitution reaction of α-tosyloxy ketones with potassium salts of aromatic acids. Significant rate enhancement and improved yields have been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalSynthesis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2004

Keywords

  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Ionic liquids
  • Ketones
  • Nucleophilic substitution

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