Copper(II) Tetrafluoroborate-Catalyzed Acetylation of Phenols, Thiols, Alcohols, and Amines
Asit K. Chakraborti*, Rajesh Gulhane, Shivani
*National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Sector 67, S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab - 160062, India, Email: akchakrabortiniper.ac.in
A. K. Chakraborti, R. Gulhane, Shivani, Synthesis, 2004, 111-115.
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Copper(II) tetrafluoroborate efficiently catalyzes acetylation of structurally diverse phenols, alcohols, thiols, and amines with stoichiometric amounts of Ac2O under solvent-free conditions at room temperature. Acid-sensitive alcohols are smoothly acetylated without competitive side reactions.
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A. K. Chakraborti, R. Thilagavathi, R. Kumar, Synthesis, 2004, 831-833.