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Aqueous Ti(IV)-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reaction
Applied Nanoworks, Inc. 9 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
Received: 23 July 2007; in revised form: 2 August 2007 / Accepted: 3 August 2007 / Published: 4 August 2007
Abstract: The aqueous Diels-Alder reaction of 1,3-cyclohexadiene with 1,4-benzoquinone was compared and contrasted to the same reaction catalyzed with Flextyl P™, a novel Ti(IV) performance catalyst. The catalyst improved conversion by 22% versus the uncatalyzed reaction and represents a rare example of a Ti(IV) catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction in water.
Keywords: Diels-Alder reaction; aqueous; cyclohexadiene; benzoquinone; Lewis acid catalysis; green chemistry; water-soluble Lewis acid catalyst.
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Litz, K.E. Aqueous Ti(IV)-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reaction. Molecules 2007, 12, 1674-1678.
Litz KE. Aqueous Ti(IV)-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reaction. Molecules. 2007; 12(8):1674-1678.
Litz, Kyle E. 2007. "Aqueous Ti(IV)-Catalyzed Diels-Alder Reaction." Molecules 12, no. 8: 1674-1678.