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Multivalent Metal Salts as Versatile Catalysts for the Amidation of Long-Chain Aliphatic Acids with Aliphatic Amines

Yuji Terada, Noboru Ieda, Kenichi Komura, Yoshihiro Sugi*

*Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan, Email:

Y. Terada, N. Ieda, K. Komura, Y. Sugi, Synthesis, 2008, 2318-2319.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1067168


Multivalent metal salts, such as ferric chloride and sulfate, are active and versatile catalysts for the amidation of aliphatic fatty acids with long-chain aliphatic amines.

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Key Words

multivalent metal salts, amidation, ferric chloride, long-chain aliphatic acid, aliphatic amine

ID: J66-Y2008-2090