Phosphomolybdic Acid: Mild and Efficient Catalyst for Acetylation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Amines under Solvent-Free Conditions
Santosh T. Kadam, Sung Soo Kim*
*Department of Chemistry, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea, Email: sungsooinha.ac.kr
S. T. Kadam, S. S. Kim, Synthesis, 2008, 267-268.
Phosphomolybdic acid (PMA) is a simple and efficient catalyst for the acetylation of structurally diverse alcohols, phenols, and amines. Acetylation reactions with acetic anhydride proceed in excellent yield in the presence of a catalytic amount of PMA at ambient temperature within a relatively short reaction time under solvent-free conditions.
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