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Molecules 2010, 15(3), 1967-1972; doi:10.3390/molecules15031967

Preparation of the Pyridinium Salts Differing in the Length of the N-Alkyl Substituent

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1 Faculty of Military Health Science, University of Defence, Hradec Kralove, 50001, Czech Republic 2 Vakos XT, Prague, 18600, Czech Republic 3 Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove 50001, Czech Republic
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Received: 14 December 2009 / Revised: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 10 March 2010 / Published: 19 March 2010
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Quaternary pyridinium salts with chains ranging from C8 to C20 belong in the large group of cationic surfactants. In this paper, the preparation of such cationic surface active agents based on the pyridinium moiety and differing in the length of the N-alkyl chain is described. Additionally, HPLC technique was established to distinguish each prepared pyridinium analogue. This study represents universal method for preparation and identification of quaternary pyridinium detergents.
Keywords: pyridinium salt; synthesis; micellar catalysts; HPLC; TLC pyridinium salt; synthesis; micellar catalysts; HPLC; TLC
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Marek, J.; Stodulka, P.; Cabal, J.; Soukup, O.; Pohanka, M.; Korabecny, J.; Musilek, K.; Kuca, K. Preparation of the Pyridinium Salts Differing in the Length of the N-Alkyl Substituent. Molecules 2010, 15, 1967-1972.

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