Organometallic reactions in ionic liquids. Alkylation of aldehydes with diethylzinc

Man Chun Law, Kwok Yin Wong, Tak Hang Chan

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The ionic liquids, [bmim][Br] (2a), [bmim][BF4] (2b), [bmim] [PF6] (2c), [bdmim] [BF4] (8) and [bpy][BF4] (9), were examined as the solvent media for dialkylzinc addition to aldehydes giving the corresponding alcohols. The ionic liquid [bpy][BF4] was found to be the solvent of choice, giving the best yields, easily recovered and reused.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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