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Copper(II) Tetrafluoroborate-Catalyzed Formation of Aldehyde-1,1-diacetates

Asit K. Chakraborti*, Ramasamy Thilagavathi, Raj Kumar

*National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Sector 67, S. A. S. Nagar, Punjab - 160062, India, Email:

A. K. Chakraborti, R. Thilagavathi, R. Kumar, Synthesis, 2004, 831-833.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-816000


Aldehyde 1,1-diacetates are efficiently formed in excellent yields from aldehydes and acetic anhydride under solvent-free conditions at room temperature in the presence of a catalytic amount of copper(II) tetrafluoroborate hydrate.

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Key Words

1,1-diacetates, copper compounds, catalysis, solvent-free reactions

ID: J66-Y2004-2030