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Tropylium salts as efficient organic Lewis acid catalysts for acetalization and transacetalization reactions in batch and flow

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Abstract

Acetalization reactions play significant roles in the synthetically important masking chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Herein we demonstrate for the first time that tropylium salts can act as organic Lewis acid catalysts to facilitate acetalization and transacetalization reactions of a wide range of aldehyde substrates. This metal-free method works efficiently in both batch and flow conditions, prompting further future applications of tropylium organocatalysts in green synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Tropylium salts as efficient organic Lewis acid catalysts for acetalization and transacetalization reactions in batch and flow

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The article was received on 23 May 2017, accepted on 14 Jun 2017 and first published on 14 Jun 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01519D
Citation: Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Tropylium salts as efficient organic Lewis acid catalysts for acetalization and transacetalization reactions in batch and flow

    D. J. M. Lyons, R. D. Crocker, D. Enders and T. V. Nguyen, Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01519D

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