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Using Geminal Dicationic Ionic Liquids as Solvents for High-Temperature Organic Reactions

Xinxin Han and Daniel W. Armstrong*

*Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, Email:

X. Han, D. W. Armstrong, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 4205-4208.

DOI: 10.1021/ol051637w


The utility of dicationic ionic liquids for high-temperature organic reactions such as Claisen rearrangement, isomerizations, and the Diels-Alder reaction was demonstrated. Advantages of these solvents are high thermal stability and recyclability.

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Key Words

Ionic Liquids, Claisen Rearrangement, Isomerization

ID: J54-Y2005-1480