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Title: Microwave promoted selective preparation of acetals and esters from aldehydes
Authors: Borah, Ruli
Kalita, Dipok J
Sarma, Jadab C
Issue Date: May-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A new selective method of acetalization of aldehydes and cyclic ketones with 1,2-diols or alcohols catalyzed by iodine under microwave irradiation is reported. Depending upon the reaction conditions further oxidation of the arylidene acetals takes place in the system leading to the formation of products like iodoester 2 and hydroxy esters 3, 4 and 5. Both unsubstituted (1a) and substituted arylidene acetal with electron releasing group (1d) give high yield of iodoester 2 (70-80%) whereas the arylidene acetal substituted with an electron withdrawing group such as NO2 (1b) gives a low yield of the corresponding iodoester (2b, 25%).
Page(s): 1032-1038
ISSN: 0975-0983(Online); 0376-4699(Print)
Appears in Collections:IJC-B Vol.41B(05) [May 2002]

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