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Borenium ionic liquids as catalysts for Diels–Alder reaction: tuneable Lewis superacids for catalytic applications

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Abstract

Ionic liquids based on the tricoordinate borenium cation were used for the first time as Lewis acid catalysts for a model Diels–Alder reaction. The conversion of the dienophile was successfully correlated with the Gutmann acceptor number values of the ionic liquids. Borenium ionic liquids exceeded the performance of catalysts reported in the literature.

Graphical abstract: Borenium ionic liquids as catalysts for Diels–Alder reaction: tuneable Lewis superacids for catalytic applications

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The article was received on 18 Jan 2017, accepted on 07 Feb 2017 and first published on 08 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00106A
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017,7, 1045-1049

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    Borenium ionic liquids as catalysts for Diels–Alder reaction: tuneable Lewis superacids for catalytic applications

    K. Matuszek, S. Coffie, A. Chrobok and M. Swadźba-Kwaśny, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 1045
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00106A

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