Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3528-3537; doi:10.3390/molecules14093528
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Ruthenium(III) Chloride Catalyzed Acylation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

1 Department of Chemistry, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China 2 Department of Chemistry, Jiujiang University, Jiujiang 332000, China
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Received: 3 July 2009; in revised form: 10 September 2009 / Accepted: 10 September 2009 / Published: 10 September 2009
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Abstract: Ruthenium(III) chloride-catalyzed acylation of a variety of alcohols, phenols, and thiols was achieved in high yields under mild conditions (room temperature) in the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([bmim][PF6]). The ionic liquid and ruthenium catalyst can be recycled at least 10 times. Our system not only solves the basic problem of ruthenium catalyst reuse, but also avoids the use of volatile acetonitrile as solvent.
Keywords: acylation; ruthenium; ionic liquid; green chemistry

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Xi, Z.; Hao, W.; Wang, P.; Cai, M. Ruthenium(III) Chloride Catalyzed Acylation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids. Molecules 2009, 14, 3528-3537.

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Xi Z, Hao W, Wang P, Cai M. Ruthenium(III) Chloride Catalyzed Acylation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids. Molecules. 2009; 14(9):3528-3537.

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Xi, Zhiwen; Hao, Wenyan; Wang, Pingping; Cai, Mingzhong. 2009. "Ruthenium(III) Chloride Catalyzed Acylation of Alcohols, Phenols, and Thiols in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids." Molecules 14, no. 9: 3528-3537.

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