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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:

A. K. Chakraborti, R. Gulhane, Shivani, Synthesis, 2004, 111-115.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-44362

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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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Key Words

acetylation, copper(II) tetrafluoroborate, solvent-free, acylation (alcohols, amines, thiols), acetamides

ID: J66-Y2004-1900