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Ultrasound promoted acetylation of alcohols in room temperature ionic liquid under ambient conditions

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Abstract

The O-acetylation of alcohols with acetic anhydride to the corresponding esters has been achieved in excellent isolated yields in short reaction time at ambient conditions under ultrasonic irradiation in the absence of any added catalyst using a room temperature ionic liquid as the medium as well as a promoter for the reaction. The products could be isolated by distillation or selective extraction from the non-volatile ionic liquid, which could be recycled giving rise to a process with minimal waste.

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The article was received on 15 Jul 2003 and first published on 02 Oct 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B308069B
Citation: Green Chem., 2003,5, 693-696

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    Ultrasound promoted acetylation of alcohols in room temperature ionic liquid under ambient conditions

    A. R. Gholap, K. Venkatesan, T. Daniel, R. J. Lahoti and K. V. Srinivasan, Green Chem., 2003, 5, 693
    DOI: 10.1039/B308069B

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