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Issue 15, 2011
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An organocatalytic ionic liquid

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Abstract

The carbene concentration in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-acetate ionic liquid is sufficiently high to act as a catalyst in benzoin condensation, hydroacylation and also in oxidation of an alcohol by using CO2 and air. This observation reveals the potential of ionic liquid organocatalysts, uniting the beneficial properties of these two families of compounds.

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Submitted
22 Apr 2011
Accepted
26 May 2011
First published
27 May 2011

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 5362-5364
Article type
Communication

An organocatalytic ionic liquid

Z. Kelemen, O. Hollóczki, J. Nagy and L. Nyulászi, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 5362
DOI: 10.1039/C1OB05639E

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