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Aluminum dodecatungstophosphate (AlPW12O40) as a non-hygroscopic Lewis acid catalyst for the efficient Friedel-Crafts acylation of aromatic compounds under solvent-less conditions

Habib Firouzabadi*, Nasser Iranpoor and Farhad Nowrouzi

*Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran, Email:

H. Firouzabadi, N. Iranpoor, F. Nowrouzi, Tetrahedron, 2004, 60, 10843-10850.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.09.049


Stable and non-hygroscopic aluminum dodecatungstophosphate (AlPW12O40), which is prepared easily from cheap and commercially available compounds, is an effective catalyst for Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions using carboxylic acids, acetic anhydride and benzoyl chloride in the absence of solvent under mild reaction conditions.

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Key Words

Friedel-Crafts acylation, Aryl Ketones, Poly Oxometalate, Aluminum Dodecatungstophosphate, Solvent-Free, Green Chemistry

ID: J72-Y2004-1180